Popular drag queen who appeared in the low-budget film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.
She organized the annual Wigstock festival in New York, celebrating the drag queen and gay culture, held every Labor Day.
She and RuPaul started their careers on the same scene, and she later became a judge on his Drag U show.
She was a popular entertainer on Atlanta's gay scene, gaining roles on several low-budget films.
She was born Jon Ingle, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.