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It says she was 89 but I don’t know who’s buying that. I remember when my mother was moving out of her house and we had all that packing and sorting to do. In the midst of the sorting I found some old copies of the afternoon paper from the day Kennedy was killed. In the back of the paper was an ad for Chris Owens’ nightclub. I took this to Mom to show her. She replied, “yeah, she was an institution back then.”

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Turns out she was 88- https://www.nola.com/news/article_7f3a3 ... aae5b.html

May she rest in peace.
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I remember walking past her place with my parents when we walked to dinner from our hotel; never went to her show, but knew about it. I also remember going by it once I came to Tulane, and thought she looked a bit long in the tooth back then.

Certainly was an institution down on Bourbon street; back then Al Hirt and Pete Fountain also had shows. When I was an undergrad Pete moved to a nightclub in the Hilton, Al passed away. Her show was the last one left on Bourbon from that era.
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Wow, so she was already an institution in 1963 at age, what would that be, 29? She musta' been something in those days.

I remember being told she was a legend when I walked on Bourbon Street the first time with an assistant coach on my recruiting visit. She'd have been about... 55-ish at that point. Sheesh.

I'm not gonna lie, when I saw this headline here I wondered, "Bourbon Street performer or former Tulane basketball player who left for Texas?"
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Ever the showman, I'm confident she'll rise from the dead on Easter Sunday accompanied by two of Brennan's Easter Bunny angels
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wavedom wrote: Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:06 pm Turns out she was 88- https://www.nola.com/news/article_7f3a3 ... aae5b.html

May she rest in peace.
Felt like she was 88 when I was in my teens 30 years ago.
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PeteRasche wrote: Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:51 pm Wow, so she was already an institution in 1963 at age, what would that be, 29? She musta' been something in those days.

I remember being told she was a legend when I walked on Bourbon Street the first time with an assistant coach on my recruiting visit. She'd have been about... 55-ish at that point. Sheesh.

I'm not gonna lie, when I saw this headline here I wondered, "Bourbon Street performer or former Tulane basketball player who left for Texas?"
I guess it wasn't on the Former Players forum, but there's a guy who had an interesting professional career...

https://www.espn.com/nba/news/story?id=2537189
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Wow, in all this time I don't think I'd ever heard he was related to Jesse Owens.
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