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Texas Guinan

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Birthday
12, 1884
Birthplace
Waco, TX
Death Date
Nov 5, 1933 (49)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1884
Birthplace
Waco, TX
Death Date
Nov 5, 1933 (49)

About

She was a fixture on the Broadway stage who became a popular nightclub hostess during the Prohibition and starred in Queen of the Night Clubs.

Before Fame

She went from barnstorming in traveling companies to playing popular roles in plays, including Bob White and The Gay Musician, which made her one of the biggest Broadway stars of the age.

Trivia

Her chain of alcohol-friendly nightclubs made her even more famous, as did her friendly "Hello, sucker!" greetings to guests.

Family Life

She was born in Waco, Texas and grew up with her siblings William Guinan, Thomas Guinan, Pearl Guinan, and Walter Harry. She was married twice, first to John J. Moynahan, then to Julian Johnson.

Associated With

Her Prohibition speakeasies became a haven for Hollywood's well-to-do, hosting everyone from George Gershwin to Rudolph Valentino.

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