Bearded Lady

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Bill Mullins
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Bearded Lady

Postby Bill Mullins » February 17th, 2013, 12:31 pm

Julia Pastrana was a Mexican Bearded Lady in the mid 19th century (also known as the Bear Woman). She died of complications from childbirth in 1860. After she died, her husband preserved her body and that of her baby and toured and exhibited them in freak shows. She was buried last Tuesday at her birthplace in Mexico.

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Richard Kaufman
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Re: Bearded Lady

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 18th, 2013, 10:02 am

I read about that: her husband was a real turd. Can you imagine touring with the stuffed bodies of your wife and your child and charging for admission? Horrible.
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Bob Farmer
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Re: Bearded Lady

Postby Bob Farmer » February 19th, 2013, 8:31 am

The husband's legacy continues: see any reality TV show.

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