Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter s - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in! You could say a lot of things about Miss Candy Barr, but accusing her of leading a boring life is not something you could get away with. Jack Ruby , gallivanted with mobsters, went on the lam to Mexico, and taught movie stars how to dance.
CANDY BARR RIP
CANDY BARR RIP - PAPER
Candy Barr July 6, — December 30, was an American stripper , burlesque dancer, actress, and adult model in men's magazines of the midth century. During the s she received nationwide attention for her stripping career in Dallas , Los Angeles , and Las Vegas ; her troubles with the law; shooting her estranged second husband; and being arrested and sentenced to a prison term for drug possession. She had relationships with Mickey Cohen and Jack Ruby. After serving three years in prison, Barr began a new life in South Texas. She briefly returned to stripping in the late s, posed for Oui magazine in the s, and then retired. In the early s, Barr was acknowledged in the magazine Texas Monthly as one of history's "perfect Texans", along with other Texans including Lady Bird Johnson.
During my days at the Washington Post, I developed pretty much by happenstance an unofficial beat covering Texans dead or alive who might be of interest to a national audience. The name Juanita Dale Slusher isn't likely to ring a bell, but for Texans of a certain age, her inspired stage name certainly will. Even now, nearly a decade after her death, Candy Barr may be the state's most famous exotic dancer.
Candy Barr, infamous s stripper and stag film star once romantically linked to mobster Mickey Cohen and associated with Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby, has died. She was Barr died Friday of pneumonia in an Abilene, Texas, hospital. She had lived quietly in her native south Texas for several years. Born Juanita Dale Slusher in Edna, Texas, on July 6, , Barr forged a life exotic enough in the midth century to inspire a biopic.