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Leslie Jordan, Queer Icon and Irrepressible Comedian, Dies at 67 in Car Crash

It;s been said so often, the expression goes beyond being cliche, but in the case of this pint-sized dynamo, the accolade is neither trite nor hackneyed: Leslie Jordan indeed was one-of-a-kind. I had the privilege, in the company of my high school classmate Marianne Parker DeGrado, of seeing his one-man show some years back at the Saenger Theater in downtown Pensacola, Florida. Watching Jordan on Will & Grace is one thing, but seeing him in concert is something else again. Jordan enjoyed a storied 30-year career. His breakout gig was on Murphy Brown, and his career took off from there. During the early stages of the pandemic, Jordan kept us entertained with his daily posts on Instagram. If you want to pay tribute to Jordan, make yourself a bowl of popcorn, cozy up on the couch, and watch Jordan as Brother Boy in the film Sordid Lives.

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