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Liz Renay, née

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Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins (April 14, 1926 – January 22, 2007) was an American author, actress and convicted felon, who appeared in John Waters' film Desperate Living (1977).

She was born Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins on April 16, 1926 in Chandler, Arizona to "evangelical parents."

Renay was mobster Mickey Cohen's girlfriend. Renay was convicted of perjury and served 27 months at Terminal Island.[1]

In her book, My First 2,000 Men, she claimed flings with Joe DiMaggio, Regis Philbin, and Cary Grant among many other male celebrities. She and her daughter, Brenda, toured with a striptease act. The act ended when Brenda committed suicide on her 39th birthday in 1982.

Renay's other books include My Face for the World to See and Staying Young (Lyle Stuart, 1982). My Face for the World to See was reissued in 2002, headlined "A Cult Classic," with a foreword by John Waters. Waters integrated the title into the dialogue of his film Female Trouble (1974), prior to working on his film Desperate Living with Renay.

Renay died at age 80 on January 22, 2007, in her adopted hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, from cardiac arrest and gastric bleeding.[2]

Personal life

Liz was married a total of seven times, being divorced five times and widowed twice. Her first marriage, which lasted two weeks, had occurred by the time she was fifteen years old. This marriage produced one daughter, Brenda, From her marriage to Paul McLain, she had one son, Johnny Allen McLain Sr. (22 August 1945 - 19 February 2012).

References

  1. Smith, John L. (Apr. 26, 2006). Liz Renay's vice pales in comparison to today's sleaze. Las Vegas Review-Journal
  2. Hevesi, Dennis (January 29, 2007). Liz Renay, Cult Film Star and Stripper With Mob Connections, Dies at 80. The New York Times

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