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 Billy Tipton

Billy Tipton

Original Name Dorothy Tipton
Birth
Oklahoma, USA
Death 21 Jan 1989 (aged 74)
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 · View Source
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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.