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Pepper LaBeija Poster

Biography

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 November 1948Bronx, New York, USA
Date of Death 14 May 2003Manhattan, New York, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameWilliam Jackson

Mini Bio (1)

Pepper LaBeija was born on November 5, 1948 in Bronx, New York, USA as William Jackson. He died on May 14, 2003 in Manhattan, New York.

Trivia (6)

All members of her house use the last name Labeija, regardless of their actual names.
Became Queen of the drag House of Labeija in 1972.
Both feet were amputated due to complications from diabetes. At her last drag ball in 2001, she was carried into the ceremonies on an Egyptian litter carried by 30 attendants.
Once described herself as an "old-way legend in recovery."
Won over 250 trophies in drag ball pageants.
Glamorous queen of the Harlem drag balls.

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