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 Sherry Britton

Sherry Britton

New Jersey, USA
Death 1 Apr 2008 (aged 89)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 32240907 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sherry Britton (28 Jul 1918–1 Apr 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32240907, ; Maintained by Vulnavia (contributor 47079349) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.