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April Ashley

Monday, 29th April 1935 - Monday, 27th December 2021
Liverpool
England


Born George Jamieson in Liverpool, England. Following service in the Merchant Navy, she underwent a risky and pioneering gender re-assignment surgery in 1960 in Morocco. Upon recovery she took the name April Ashley and began a successful modelling career even appearing with Bob Hope/Bing Crosby in Road to Hong Kong. She became hounded by the media after being outed by a friend in 1961 and a messy and discriminatory divorce that ran for 5 years through the courts. She remained a campaigner for tolerance and trans rights.


Road to Hong Kong
Courtesan
(uncredited)
1962

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Good Afternoon
April Ashley
03/17/1977
Loose Women
Episode#19.167
Self
06/15/2015




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