The Lady Chablis, American drag queen and actress, Died at 59

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Brenda Dale Knox (birthname Benjamin Edward Knox) was born on March 11, 1957, and died on September 8, 2016.

She was known professionally as The Lady Chablis.

She was an American drag performer.

She was a transgender woman but was also a drag performer.

Often she performed at her “home” nightclub of Club One in Savannah.

She also traveled the US performing at various venues and special events, such as gay pride gatherings.

Chablis also appeared on radio shows.

Chablis was a prominent character in John Berendt’s best-selling novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1994), and she played herself in the 1997 film adaptation.

She was featured in the closing segment of the Savannah episode of Bizarre Foods America on The Travel Channel.

Chablis joined host Andrew Zimmern at several Savannah restaurants including Elizabeth on 37th.

During 2012 was interviewed by “MAMA” Savannah Georgia on the local television and internet talk show “MAMA Knows Best Talk Show” season 2 episode 1 and on April 19, 2013 Chablis performed for the grand opening of Mama’s Cabaret in Lewiston Maine with “MAMA” Savannah Georgia.

The Lady Chablis passed away at 59 years old.

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