Born in Washington, District of Columbia
Queenpin of D.C.'s numbers racket
Bootlegger, madam and drug dealer
Why she might be annoying
She started selling bootleg liquor at 'jill joints' at just 17.
She got away with most of her crimes because her Irish childhood playmates grew up to be policemen.
She threw lavish parties where various drugs, including cocaine and heroin, were presented for her guests' pleasure. (She claimed the smell of reefers made her sick, so marijuana may have been excluded.)
She ran 6 whorehouses.
She was a shopaholic with an affinity for mink.
She spent a total of 13 years in prison, with most of the sentences happening after she turned 50.
Why she might not be annoying
Classmates made fun of her dark complexion.
With an uncanny mathematical mind, she graduated high school with honors.
The 20 ladies she employed at her brothels were said to be the most gorgeous in D.C.
She mediated between black and white gangsters.
She was very charitable, particularly toward children.
About money she said, '...if you got a wad, honey, they'll suck up to ya like you was a Tootsie Roll.'
Credit: Black Chic
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Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 24 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 82 Votes: 70.73% Annoying
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