Corliss McBride

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Corliss McBride
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Status: Deceased


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Date of Birth: 1942 or '43


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Appearances (in Publication Order): Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #13


Event Timeline

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Corliss McBride

"Authorities discovered the body of Corliss Arleen McBride in the hotel room of Loony Leo at 11:15 yesterday evening[April 3rd, 1957]. McBride, 14, known to Leo as "Trixie," was apparently visiting or possibly living in the former cartoon star's room in exchange for personal favors or for money to support her drug addiction."

-- Los Angeles Times

History

After her death, it was discovered that Corliss was underage. The public outrage, fueled by the anger of Corliss's mother, destroyed Loony Leo's TV career. Much later, it was claimed that Corliss had, in fact, run away from home to escape her mother's physical abuse.





Footnotes

Shannon Patrick Sullivan's Astro City Annotations mentions possible references to 1950s radio and television programs, along with a comic book titled 'Meet Miss Corliss" and its mention in Frederic Wertham's book Seduction of the Innocent Annotations

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