Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Candy Barr (July 6, 1935 – December 30, 2005) was an American stripper, burlesque exotic dancer, actress in one pornographic movie, and model in men's magazines of the mid-20th century.
Ms Barr who's real name was Juanita Slusher was born in Edna Texas. Her claim to fame was the appearance in what is one of the best known porn movies ever Smart Alec in 1951.
During the 1950s, she received nationwide attention for her stripping career in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas; her troubles with the law; shooting her estranged second husband; and being arrested and sentenced to a prison term for drug possession, as well as her relationships with Mickey Cohen and Jack Ruby.
After serving three years in prison, Barr began a new life in South Texas. She briefly returned to stripping in the late 1960s, posed for Oui magazine in the 1970s, and then retired.
She lived out her life quietly . She pasted away in hospital with pneumonia 2005. Candy Barr is among the inductees in the Hall of Fame of Exotic World Burlesque Museum, Helendale, California,