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John Holder aka Jackie Curtis (February 19, 1947 – May 15, 1985)

Jackie Curtis was an American actress, writer, singer and Warhol Superstar.
Born: February 19, 1947, New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 15, 1985, New York City, New York, United States
Lived: Louis N. Jaffe Art Theater Building, 181-189 Second Ave., NYC, NY
Buried: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, Putnam County, New York, USA, Plot: Woodlawn, Plot 14, Gr. 292
Find A Grave Memorial# 7202853
Parents: Jenevive Uglialoro, John Holder, Sr.
Siblings: Timothy Holder

Built in 1925-26, Louis N. Jaffe Art Theater Building (181-189 Second Ave., NYC, NY) was a Yiddish theater through 1945. Between 1945 and 1953, the Mafia-controlled 181 Club, one of the most luxurious gay and lesbian clubs in the country, occupied the downstairs of the building. From 1953 through 1961, the Phoenix Theater occupied the building, featuring GLBT performers like Montgomery Clift and Roddy McDowell. The front offices were converted into apartments, which housed gay residents including Jackie Curtis (drag performer in Andy Warhol films), photographer Peter Hujar, and artist David Wojnarowicz.



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Jackie Curtis (1947–1985) was an American actress, writer, singer and Warhol Superstar. She was born John Curtis Holder, Jr. in New York City. "Jackie Curtis is not a drag queen. Jackie is an artist. A pioneer without a frontier", Andy Warhol said of his associate. In the 1980s drug addiction had taken control of her life, eventually leading to her death by heroin overdose at the age of 38. She is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (101 Mill St, Putnam Valley, NY 10579).



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/6228297
Amazon (print): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1532901909/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IZ1BU9K/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

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