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Sherry Britton
Birth: Jul. 28, 1918
New Jersey, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 2008
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Burlesque performer of the 1930's and early 1940's. The 5'3" (160 cm) Britton had an 18" (46cm) waist, and was once said to have a "figure to die for". In the 1940s, after burlesque was effectively banned from New York City by the administration of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, Ms. Britton sometimes called "Great Britton, a stripteuse with brains" went on to an acting career that took her to theaters around the country. She performed in 39 plays, including 14 musicals, sang in nightclubs and made numerous television appearances. Ms. Britton entertained troops during World War II and, in 1944, was named an honorary brigadier general by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Although Britton had never attended high school, she was said to have a very high IQ. She attended Fordham and graduated pre-law in 1982, magna cum laude, at the age of 63. (bio by: Vulnavia) 
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Vulnavia
Record added: Dec 17, 2008
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