Mickey Cohen
Lady Bird Johnson
Jack Ruby
Jack Sahakian
(Movies & TV)
George Axelrod
(Movies & TV)
John Connally

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Candy Barr

Knowledge Identifier: +Candy_Barr


Candy Barr

American stripper, burlesque exotic dancer, actress in one pornographic movie, and model in men's magazines of the mid-20th century add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1935.

Countries: United States (56%), California (22%), Texas (22%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Texas, Mickey Cohen, Lady Bird Johnson

Linked to: Los Angeles Times, Playboy, Supreme Court of the United States




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Candy Barr was born in 1935 add something


During the 1950s, she received nationwide attention for her stripping career in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas; her troubles with the law; shooting her estranged second husband; and being arrested and sentenced to a prison term for drug possession, as well as her relationships with Mickey Cohen and Jack Ruby add something


When the Theater Lounge would close, she would often patronize the after-hours Vegas Club, where she became acquainted with the owner and operator, Jack Ruby, in about 1952 add something


She reportedly married her second husband, Troy B. Phillips, around 1953 and had a daughter in about 1954 add something


In January 1956, Barr shot her estranged and violent husband when he kicked in the door of her apartment in Dallas add something


Barr performed for the only time on the legitimate stage in 1957, playing the role of Rita Marlowe in the Dallas Little Theater production of "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter-" In late October of that year, in yet another notorious case, Dallas police raided her apartment and found four-fifths of an ounce of marijuana, which was said to be hidden in her bra add something


Also in 1959, she was hired by 20th Century Fox Studios as a choreographer for "Seven Thieves" add something


Barr accompanied Cohen to the Saints and Sinners testimonial for Milton Berle in April 1959 add something


She and hairdresser Jack Sahakian were married November 25, 1959, in Las Vegas, while she was headlining at El Rancho Vegas Hotel add something


Jack Sahakian - He met burlesque striptease artist Candy Barr when she was going with Mickey Cohen in 1959


She briefly returned to stripping in the late 1960s, posed for "Oui" magazine in the 1970s, and retired add something


After being incarcerated for over three years, Barr was paroled from Goree women's unit on April 1, 1963 add something


The Texas Governor, John Connally, pardoned her for the marijuana conviction in late 1967 add something


Barr returned to the stripping circuit in early 1968, including appearances at the Largo Club in Los Angeles and the Bonanza Hotel in Las Vegas add something


She was arrested and charged with marijuana possession again in 1969 in Brownwood, Texas add something


In 1970, she had legally changed her name to Barr, and the names of her children add something


Her "Los Angeles Times" obituary contained a reference to her 1972 book of poetry and the title poem, "A Gentle Mind add something


In 1972, 56 poems that she wrote while in prison were published with the title "A Gentle Mind add something


The 41-year-old grandmother was featured in a 1976 issue of "Oui" magazine add something


In the early 1980s, Barr was acknowledged in the magazine "Texas Monthly" as one of history's "perfect Texans," along with such luminaries as Lady Bird Johnson add something


The movie rights to Barr's early life story was purchased by producer Mardi Rustam in 1982 add something


In 1984, "Texas Monthly" listed Barr among such luminaries as Lady Bird Johnson as one of history's "perfect Texans add something


In March 1988, it was announced that Ryan O'Neal would direct Farrah Fawcett in a biopic about Barr based on a script by George Axelrod, who wrote the Broadway play "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter-", but the movie was never produced add something


In 1992, Barr moved from Brownwood, Texas back to Edna, Texas add something

Candy Barr died in 2005 add something


On December 30, 2005, Barr died at age 70 from complications from pneumonia at a hospital in Victoria, Texas add something