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Jeanette Schmid
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    (November 6, 1924-March 9, 2005)
    Born in Volary, Czech Republic
    Birth name was Rudolf Schmid
    Female impersonator turned professional whistler
    Underwent gender reassignment surgery (1964)
    He served with the German Wehrmacht in World War II.
    He was invited by Shah Mohammed Pahlavi to do his act in Tehran, but his dresses and humor were both considered too risque.
    In desperation, he whistled a polka by Johann Strauss and Offenbach's 'Barcarole,' launching a new career.
    She performed under the stage name Baroness Lips von Lipstrill.
    Like many Sudeten Germans, he was forced to flee Czechoslovakia after WWII.
    She performed onstage with Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich and had a successful Broadway run.
    She was awarded the Austrian Decoration of Merit in Gold (2004).

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