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HogInMemphis

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Baroness Lips von Lipstrill Dead at 80
« on: March 10, 2005, 04:40:18 pm »


Jeanette Schmid, described by the Associated Press as "Austria's last professional whistler," died recently at the age of 80. The exact date of her death was unknown. Ms. Schmid, who went by the stage name Baroness Lips von Lipstrill, performed with Frank Sinatra and Marlene Dietrich, among others. Ms. Schmid was born in the Czech Republic as a man and underwent a sex-change operation in Cairo in 1964. She became a dancer, but had to switch talents during a performance for the shah of Iran, when her costume was considered too skimpy for dancing. She whistled a polka instead, and her career was born. In later years, she impressed people on cruise ships with her ability to hit a high C. "I'll whistle through life until I die," she once said.
Guess she isn't whistling any more.

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Re: Baroness Lips von Lipstrill Dead at 80
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2005, 05:19:32 pm »

Where do you come up with this information?  HiM you're like a walking encyclopedia.
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Re: Baroness Lips von Lipstrill Dead at 80
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2005, 06:04:18 pm »

Where do you come up with this information?  HiM you're like a walking encyclopedia.


Read it in the WSJ online today. Interesting stuff for some.
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Re: Baroness Lips von Lipstrill Dead at 80
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2005, 06:10:05 pm »

Where do you come up with this information?  HiM you're like a walking encyclopedia.


Read it in the WSJ online today. Interesting stuff for some.


What is the deal with the WSJ, they have called me twice in two days on my cell phone.  I told them I wasn't interested then they say I can pay it out.  WTH!  I said I can afford their paper but I don't want the damn thing.
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Re: Baroness Lips von Lipstrill Dead at 80
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2005, 06:49:48 pm »

Where do you come up with this information? HiM you're like a walking encyclopedia.


Read it in the WSJ online today. Interesting stuff for some.


What is the deal with the WSJ, they have called me twice in two days on my cell phone. I told them I wasn't interested then they say I can pay it out. WTH! I said I can afford their paper but I don't want the damn thing.


It's too much to read on a daily basis. 
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