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 Elizabeth Debbie Eden

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Elizabeth Debbie Eden Famous memorial

Birth
Ozone Park, Queens County, New York, USA
Death
29 Sep 1987 (aged 41)
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
141755529 View Source

Notable transgender woman, film subject. She was an American transgender woman whose notoriety came through her boyfriend John Wojtowicz. Wojtowicz attempted a bank robbery to pay for her gender confirmation surgery. The incident was made into the 1975 crime drama-comedy film Dog Day Afternoon directed by Sidney Lumet. The character Leon Shermer, played by Chris Sarandon, is loosely based on Eden. Her personal papers and photographs were donated posthumously to the National Archive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (New York) on June 14, 1990.

Notable transgender woman, film subject. She was an American transgender woman whose notoriety came through her boyfriend John Wojtowicz. Wojtowicz attempted a bank robbery to pay for her gender confirmation surgery. The incident was made into the 1975 crime drama-comedy film Dog Day Afternoon directed by Sidney Lumet. The character Leon Shermer, played by Chris Sarandon, is loosely based on Eden. Her personal papers and photographs were donated posthumously to the National Archive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (New York) on June 14, 1990.

Bio by: Lance Ramsey-Roberts

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