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Holly Woodlawn

HOLLY WOODLAWN IS BORN | MISS DONUT 1968 | HOLLY WOODLAWN SHOOTS UP | HOLLY WOODLAWN MEETS ANDY WARHOL | JAYNE (WAYNE) COUNTY | HOLLY WOODLAWN STEALS A CAMERA | HOLLY WOODLAWN GETS A LAST NAME | HOLLY WOODLAWN LIES | TRASH | THE ACADEMY AWARDS | HOLLY WOODLAWN REPLACES CANDY DARLING | SEX AFTER DEATH | SCARECROW AND CUCUMBERS | HOLLY WOODLAWN IS ARRESTED | BROKEN GODDESS | HOLLY FLOPS | HOLLY'S AD | CHRISTINE JORGENSEN | ARRESTED AGAIN | THE QUEEN MUM | BUSBOY | THE SOUND OF MUZAK | ATTEMPTED SUICIDE | THE FUNERAL | JOE DALLESANDRO IS PREVENTED FROM SEEING HOLLY IN HOSPITAL | HOLLY WOODLAWN DIES | QUESTIONS RAISED OVER HOLLY WOODLAWN FUND

Holly Woodlawn died during the afternoon of December 6, 2015 at an assisted-living facility after undergoing treatment for cancer of the lungs and brain. Her obituary is here.

She had previously been in hospital in January 2004 when she was admitted to intensive care after complications from an operation on her arm and shoulder which she broke during a fall. The New York Post incorrectly reported that she was in a coma.

She recovered from the fall and continued to perform and appear on Warhol panels. In 2007 she appeared at the Drill Hall in London in conjunction with an exhibition of paintings of her by Sadie Lee (www.andthenhewasashe.com). In 2008 she participated in a panel discussion of Warhol's superstars at the South Bank Centre in London with Bibbe Hansen and Mary Woronov in conjunction with the Hayward Gallery's "Andy Warhol: Other Voices Other Rooms" exhibition. In 2010 she appeared at the GLBT Film Festival in Torino, Italy. In 2011 she made a brief appearance in the film, The Lie, directed by Joshua Leonard. In 2014 she appeared in the TV series Transparent which also featured Viva's daughter, Gaby Hoffman, in the cast.

Holly Woodlawn in The Lie

Holly Woodlawn in Joshua Leonard's film, The Lie

In a 2014 interview for Ponystep magazine, Holly also made reference to a film that was being shot about her life:

Holly Woodlawn:

"We started shooting it last year in Miami when I was there for the Basel festival. I was staying at the hotel where my father used to work as a waiter when I was a kid. I was almost raised there when I was, like, 10 years old. I used to hang out there and be running around the place with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Junior, and the other stars who were staying there. So, anyway, at the festival, they asked me if I would like to get up and do some numbers, which of course I did! My father is 93 years old now, and he was there, too, so he got to see me perform – the last time he had seen me perform was in 1974 in Fort Lauderdale. So we started filming an interview with me and my father all about when Holly Woodlawn began…"

Holly Woodlawn

Holly Woodlawn

Gary Comenas
(Updated: March 2014/July 2015/December 2015)