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Holly Woodlawn dead; transgender Andy Warhol star was 69

Holly Woodlawn has died of cancer at 69.

Holly Woodlawn has died of cancer at 69. Woodlawn is pictured here at the Joe Fresh Art Basel Party Co-Hosted By The Warhol And Sara Tecchia at the W Hotel on December 2, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Marc Serota

Holly Woodlawn, the transgender actress and Andy Warhol "superstar" died from cancer Sunday in Los Angeles at age 69.

The Puerto-Rico born actress was widely knows as the Holly of Lou Reed's famous song, "Walk on the Wild Side":

"Holly came from Miami, F-L-A / Hitchhiked her way across the USA / Plucked her eyebrows on the way / Shaved her legs, and then he was a she."

Woodlawn starred in "Trash" and "Women in Revolt" and, most recently, Amazon's Golden-Globe winning series "Transparent."


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