The Lady Chablis

The Lady Chablis
Born Benjamin Edward Knox
(1957-03-11)March 11, 1957
Quincy, Florida, U.S.
Died September 8, 2016(2016-09-08) (aged 59)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Cause of death Pneumonia
Other names Brenda Dale Knox
Occupation Actress
Author
Drag queen

Brenda Dale Knox (March 11, 1957 – September 8, 2016), known professionally as The Lady Chablis, was an American actress, author, and drag performer. Through exposure in the novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and its 1997 film adaptation she became one of the first drag performers to be accepted by a wider audience. [1] [2]

Early life

Born Benjamin Edward Knox in North Florida in 1957, [3] [4] she had at least one sibling (a sister). Knox grew up during the 1960s and 1970s in Quincy, Florida. Legally her name was changed to "The Lady Chablis" in the 1990s. [4]

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