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Billy Tipton

  • Original Name Dorothy
  • Birth 29 Dec 1914 Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 21 Jan 1989 Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: cremated remains were split between two family members
  • Memorial ID 21844

Billy Tipton was the leader of the Billy Tipton Trio. A jazz artist from the 40's and the 50's, Billy, whose real name was Dorothy, lived as a man from the time she was 19 until she died at the age of 74. After Billy's death the funeral director was shocked to find out that Billy was not a man but a woman.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 20 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21844
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Billy Tipton (29 Dec 1914–21 Jan 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21844, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a cremated remains were split between two family members.