Alexis Arquette
Actress, musician, and cabaret drag performer
Alexis Arquette
Alexis Arquette is an American actress, musician, and cabaret performer.
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Alexis Arquette's personal information overview.
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The Queer Icons Still With Us In 2017
Huffington Post - about 2 months
There’s an urban legend that the Stonewall riots happened because gays were so upset by the death of Judy Garland. That never understood that until 2016, when we were all devastated by the loss of one queer icon after another ― David Bowie, George Michael, Debbie Reynolds, Alexis Arquette and so many more. There was even a rumor John Waters was about to go ― turns out he was just celebrating Christmas by passing a kidney stone. So don’t worry, John’s fine. And so are a ton of fabulous queer icons who are not just still alive, but producing some amazing work. And not just just kidney stones. Whether they’re gay themselves, or allies, or somewhere in between, the LGBT community’s role models are particularly important, since we’re often rendered invisible or closeted. When you hardly ever see your community held up as aspirational, you learn to be protective of the ones who make it, like Wanda Sykes, or the allies who’ve stood by us, like Cyndi Lauper. A lot of ...
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Alexis Arquette had HIV, died of cardiac arrest
CNN - 5 months
Alexis Arquette died of cardiac arrest according to the death certificate.
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Alexis Arquette died of heart attack, battled HIV
Yahoo News - 5 months
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alexis Arquette died from a heart attack and battled HIV for 29 years, according to her death certificate.
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Alexis Arquette Reportedly Died From AIDS. Here’s What That Really Means
Huffington Post - 5 months
Actress Alexis Arquette has died from complications related to AIDS, according to news reports, but how exactly, does someone die from the disease? Arquette, who was an activist in the transgender community, died on Sunday at age 47, according to People magazine. Members of Arquette’s family, including her sister Patricia Arquette and brother David Arquette, who are both actors, also released statements about their loss on social media. “Alexis was a brilliant artist and painter, a singer, an entertainer and an actor,” the family said in a Facebook post. “Despite the fact that there are few parts for trans actors, she refused to play roles that were demeaning or stereotypical. She was a vanguard in the fight for understanding and acceptance for all trans people.” AIDS, which stands for “acquired immunodeficiency syndrome,” is a disease caused by an infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Typically, a person can live for many years with an HIV infection befor ...
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Alexis Arquette's Cause Of Death Reportedly AIDS-Related Complications
Huffington Post - 6 months
Alexis Arquette, trans actress and activist, reportedly died from complications related to AIDS, People reports.  According to the news outlet, no other details about Arquette’s health have been released. The Huffington Post has reached out to representatives for Arquette and her family for more information and will update this post accordingly.  Arquette died early Sunday morning surrounded by her family. The actress, who appeared in films like “Pulp Fiction” and “The Wedding Singer,” was 47.  Following the news of her death, Arquette’s brother Richmond shared a statement (in which he chose to use male pronouns despite her identifying as female) on Facebook. “He died as he lived, on his own terms. I am immensely grateful that it was fast and painless. It was an incredibly moving experience and I am humbled and grateful to have been able to have been with him as he began his journey onward,” he wrote. “Thank you, Alexis, I love you and will love you always.” On Sunday ...
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Alexis Arquette dies at 47
CNN - 6 months
Alexis Arquette, an actress and transgender activist, died Sunday while surrounded by members of Hollywood's famous Arquette family.
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Alexis Arquette, transgender actress, dies at 47
Chicago Times - 6 months
Alexis Arquette, the transgender character actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette, died early Sunday morning in Los Angeles. She was 47 and surrounded by family who serenaded her with David Bowie's "Starman," her siblings said in a statement Sunday. "Alexis...
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Actress Alexis Arquette dies at 47
CNN - 6 months
Alexis Arquette, an actress, transgender activist and member of a famous Hollywood family died Sunday, her brother Richmond Arquette and brother-in-law Todd Morgan confirmed.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alexis Arquette
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 46
    Arquette died on September 11, 2016, surrounded by close family.
    More Details Hide Details Arquette was serenaded with David Bowie's "Starman". The immediate cause of death was cardiac arrest caused by myocarditis caused by cardiomyopathy caused by HIV, which Arquette had contracted 29 years earlier.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 37
    Those experiences were documented in the film Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother, which debuted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Arquette was a vocal supporter of transgender people, including Chaz Bono, who transitioned from 2006 to 2008.
    On January 31, 2007, Arquette was a featured celebrity client and guest judge on the première episode of Bravo's reality show Top Design.
    More Details Hide Details Arquette also made a cameo appearance in Robbie Williams' She's Madonna video. In her late 30s, Arquette transitioned from male to female.
  • 2005
    Age 35
    In September 2005, VH1 announced Arquette as one of the celebrity house-guests on the 6th season of The Surreal Life.
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  • 2001
    Age 31
    Arquette also had supporting roles in Threesome and Bride of Chucky, and she played a Boy George impersonator in the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore films The Wedding Singer and Blended. In 2001, Arquette returned to New Zealand to play Roman emperor Caligula in two episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Arquette guest starred in the Friends episode "The One with Chandler's Dad" and cameoed in Son of the Beach.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    Age 16
    In 1986, Arquette debuted on the big screen in an uncredited role as Alexis, the androgynous friend and bandmate of sexually ambivalent teenager Max Whiteman (Evan Richards) in Down and Out in Beverly Hills.
    More Details Hide Details At nineteen, Arquette landed a sizeable film role, playing transvestite Georgette in the screen adaptation of Last Exit to Brooklyn. The majority of Arquette's film work was in low-budget or independent films. In total, Arquette starred in more than 40 movies, including I Think I Do, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, and Sometimes They Come Back... Again. Arquette also starred as a crack addict opposite Tim Roth in Jumpin' at the Boneyard, as a man seeking revenge for a horrible childhood in the New Zealand-shot fantasy Jack Be Nimble, and as a murderous drag queen in the low budget comedy Killer Drag Queens on Dope.
  • 1982
    Age 12
    In 1982, at the age of 12, Arquette's first acting gig was as "this little kid who's on a ride with all these women and whatnot" in the music video "She's a Beauty" by The Tubes.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on July 28, 1969.
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