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Dancer
    (November 4, 1881-February 11, 1920)
    Born in Marseilles, France
    Birth name was Gabrielle Caire
    Died in Paris, France
    Passed away from a throat infection at 38
    Her heritage was in dispute, with over 20 people laying claim to her posthumous fortune.
    She threatened to have one of her critics horsewhipped.
    King Manuel II of Portugal, one of her many lovers, mishandled royal finances feeding her pearl necklace fetish.
    When she contracted influenza, she commanded doctors perform limited throat surgery so no neck scarring would occur.
    She introduced the striptease to Broadway.
    She claimed to own her weight in pearls.
    In 1930, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs finally confirmed her true identity, a decade after her death.
    Her distinctive bed, carved like a huge swan, was used in the classic 1950 film 'Sunset Blvd.'

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