Candy Barr

Pornographic Actor
Born Jul 6, 1935

Candy Barr was an American stripper, burlesque exotic dancer, actress in one pornographic movie, and model in men's magazines of the mid-20th century.

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1935 Birth Candy Barr was born Juanita Dale Slusher on July 6, 1935, in Edna, Texas, the youngest of five children of Elvin Forest "Doc" Slusher (August 19, 1909 – May 2, 1969) and Sadie Mae Sumner (October 1, 1908 – March 11, 1945). … Read More


1952 17 Years Old When the Theater Lounge would close, she would often patronize the after-hours Vegas Club, where she became acquainted with the owner and operator, Jack Ruby, in about 1952. … Read More
1953 18 Years Old Barr reportedly married her second husband, Troy B. Phillips, around 1953 and had a daughter about 1954.


1956 21 Years Old In January 1956, Barr shot her estranged and violent husband when he kicked in the door of her apartment in Dallas. … Read More
1957 22 Years Old Barr performed for the only time on the legitimate stage in 1957, playing the role of Rita Marlowe in the Dallas Little Theater production of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? … Read More
Barr accompanied Cohen to the Saints and Sinners testimonial for Milton Berle in April 1959. … Read More
1963 28 Years Old After serving over three years of her fifteen-year sentence, Barr was paroled from Goree women's unit on April 1, 1963. … Read More


1968 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Texas Governor John Connally pardoned her for the marijuana conviction in 1968. … Read More
1969 34 Years Old She then moved to Brownwood, Texas, as her father was ill in Kerrville. She was arrested and charged with marijuana possession again in 1969 in Brownwood. … Read More
1972 37 Years Old In 1972, 56 poems that she wrote while in prison were published with the title A Gentle Mind Confused. … Read More


1982 47 Years Old The film rights to Barr's early life story was purchased by producer Mardi Rustam in 1982.
1984 49 Years Old In 1984, Texas Monthly listed Barr alongside other Texans like Lady Bird Johnson as one of history's "perfect Texans."


1988 53 Years Old In March 1988, it was announced that Ryan O'Neal would direct Farrah Fawcett in a biopic about Barr based on a script by George Axelrod, who wrote the Broadway play Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? … Read More
1992 57 Years Old In 1992, Barr moved from Brownwood back to Edna. … Read More


2005 71 Years Old On December 30, 2005, Barr died, at the age of 70, from complications from pneumonia at a hospital in Victoria, Texas. … Read More
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