- NAME: Christine Jorgensen
- OCCUPATION: Film, Theater, Television, Singer
- BIRTH DATE: May 30, 1926
- DEATH DATE: May 03, 1989
- EDUCATION: Christopher Columbus High School, New York Institute of Photography
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Bronx, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: San Clemente, California
- Originally: George William Jorgensen Jr.
- Full Name: Christine Jorgensen
- AKA: George William Jorgensen
- AKA: George Jorgensen
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Entertainer, author and famous transsexual Christine Jorgensen, made headlines in the early 1950s for having a sex change from a man to a woman.
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Although some rejected her, others found her engaging and fascinating. Along with performing, she was a popular lecturer and author of 1967’s Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Biography. Her life even made the big screen in 1970’s The Christine Jorgensen Story.
Jorgensen retired to South California in the early 1970s. She died of bladder and lung cancer on May 3, 1989. Jorgensen’s very public transformation from a man to a woman launched a national discussion about gender identity, and her story stood as an inspiring example to others that suffered from that same feeling about being trapped in the wrong body, or gender dysphoria as it is also called.
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