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LISTEN: This mysterious mid-century queen shook audiences up with her outrageous stories

Note: For this article, we’ll be using he/him pronouns for the performer, in keeping with the archivists at there’s one thing Rae (and/or Ray) Bourbon was, it’s a storyteller. The details on his date of birth, hometown, and original name were all largely obfuscated by a lifetime of unreliable, inventive narration.It’s known that he had success from the 1920s and ’30s on as an actor, a vaudeville performer, and mostly famously, a female impersonator.