Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Today in Gay History

Happy 83rd Birthday

Charles Pierce
July 14, 1926 ~ 1999
Actor, Comedian
(who Performed Great Female Tributes)
He termed himself a male actress

"The Master and Mistress of Surprise and Disguise," as he was billed, died of cancer on May 31, 1999, having been weakened by an earlier stroke. He was 72.

Charles Pierce wanted to be remembered as an actor who made his living doing "some really good impressions." His pioneering work as a camp gender illusionist paved the way for Charles Busch, RuPaul, and Lady Bunny, among many others.


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