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 Beulah May <I>Sheriff</I> Annan

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Beulah May Sheriff Annan Famous memorial

Birth
Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky, USA
Death
10 Mar 1928 (aged 28)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Glenville, Daviess County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID
7826742 View Source

Folk Figure. A native of Kentucky, Annan was 24 and twice-married when she was charged with the 1924 murder of her alleged lover in Chicago. Her husband spent his life savings to get her the best lawyers, and after a sensational trial she was found not guilty. Annan left her husband the day after her acquittal. Her third marriage, to a boxer, lasted only a few months. She died of tuberculosis at 28. Annan was the basis of the character Roxie Hart in Maurine Dallas Watkins' play "Chicago" (1926), which in turn inspired the 1975 Broadway musical and its Oscar-winning 2002 film adaptation.

Folk Figure. A native of Kentucky, Annan was 24 and twice-married when she was charged with the 1924 murder of her alleged lover in Chicago. Her husband spent his life savings to get her the best lawyers, and after a sensational trial she was found not guilty. Annan left her husband the day after her acquittal. Her third marriage, to a boxer, lasted only a few months. She died of tuberculosis at 28. Annan was the basis of the character Roxie Hart in Maurine Dallas Watkins' play "Chicago" (1926), which in turn inspired the 1975 Broadway musical and its Oscar-winning 2002 film adaptation.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Laurie
  • Added: 2 Sep 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7826742
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7826742/beulah-may-annan: accessed ), memorial page for Beulah May Sheriff Annan (18 Nov 1899–10 Mar 1928), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7826742, citing Mount Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Glenville, Daviess County, Kentucky, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .