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us: Jorgensen, Christine, 1926-1989

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  • Variants

    • us: Jorgensen, George William, Jr., 1926-1989
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1926-05-30
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1989-05-03
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) San Clemente (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Females
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Transsexuals
    • Gender

        (lcsh) Male-to-female transsexuals
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Actors
          (lcsh) Actresses
            (lcsh) Singers
              (lcsh) Entertainers
          • Sources

            • found: Jorgensen, Christine. Christine Jorgensen, 2000: CIP t.p. (Christine Jorgensen) galley (b. 1926)
            • found: New York times, May 4, 1989: p. D22 (d. May 3, 1989)
            • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 9, 2012 (Christine Jorgensen (May 30, 1926-May 3, 1989) was the first widely known person to have sex reassignment surgery-in this case, male to female; born George William Jorgensen, Jr., The Bronx, New York; died San Clemente, California)
            • found: Find a grave website, Dec. 9, 2012 (Christine Jorgensen. Original name: George William Jorgensen, Jr.; birth: May 30, 1926, Bronx, Bronx County, New York; death: May 3, 1989, San Clemente, Orange County, California; transsexual who made history as the first American man to be surgically changed to a woman; in 1950, he secretly flew to Denmark, where he began the operations to change him into a woman. Two years later, he finally broke the news to his parents)
            • found: Her obituary, in New York times, May 4, 1989, viewed online September 15, 2016 (Christine Jorgensen, a former Army private from the Bronx who underwent surgery and hormone treatments in Denmark in 1952 to change from a male to a female, died of cancer yesterday in San Clemente, Calif. She was 62 years old; born in the Westchester section of the Bronx on May 20, 1926, and was named George Jorgensen Jr.; her sexual conversion began with hormone injections in 1950, when she was 24 years old. It was completed in 1952 with surgery at the Danish State Hospital in Copenhagen) {}
            • found:, September 15, 2016 (Christine Jorgensen; Film Actor/Film Actress, Singer; Entertainer, author and famous transsexual Christine Jorgensen was born George William Jorgensen, Jr., on May 30, 1926, in the Bronx, New York. In the early 1950s, Christine Jorgensen made headlines for having a sex change, transforming from a man to a woman; died May 3, 1989, San Clemente, California) {}
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            • 2000-08-23: new
            • 2016-09-17: revised
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