Christine Jorgensen

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Birthday
30, 1926
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 3, 1989 (62)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
30, 1926
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 3, 1989 (62)

About

Born male, she became the first recognized transgendered woman in American history. After undergoing a gender reassignment procedure in the early 1950s, she was featured on the cover of the New York Daily News.

Before Fame

Before becoming a woman, she attended Christopher Columbus High School in New York City and served in the United States Army.

Trivia

She was the subject of an acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival theatrical piece called Christine Jorgensen Reveals.

Family Life

Originally named George William Jorgensen, Jr., she was one of two children born to Florence and George Jorgenson, Sr.

Associated With

She and Chelsea Manning were both transgendered women who served in the military.

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