Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holly Woodlawn, transgender actress...

...and subject of the 1972 Lou Reed song “Walk on the Wild Side,” died at age 69. According to her obit in the Times, the opening lyrics were about Ms. Woodlawn:

Holly came from Miami F-L-A,
Hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A.,
Plucked her eyebrows on the way,
Shaved her legs and then he was a she.

I had never heard of Ms. Woodlawn and don't necessarily love that song (or Lou Reed, for that matter), but I thought it was worth a mention.

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