Alexis Arquette

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Alexis Arquette (July 28, 1969 – September 11, 2016) was an American actress, cabaret performer, underground cartoonist, and activist. She was born in Los Angeles. She was a member of the Arquette family. Her sisters were Patricia and Rosanna Arquette and her brother was David Arquette.

At 19, Arquette played trans sex worker Georgette in the screen adaptation of Last Exit to Brooklyn.[1] She 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 alongside Tim Roth in Jumpin' at the Boneyard.[2][3]

In 2004, Arquette expressed an interest in undergoing formal male-to-female transitioning by the use of hormone treatments and, ultimately, sex reassignment surgery, which she realized in 2006, in her late 30s.[4]

Arquette was diagnosed with HIV in 1987.[5] She died from cardiac arrest complicated by HIV in Los Angeles, aged 47.[6][7]

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  1. "Alexis Arquette: actor and activist dies aged 47". The Guardian. London, England: Guardian Media Group. Associated Press. September 12, 2016. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
  2. "Alexis Arquette's Kiwi role". Stuff. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
  3. "VUDU - Watch Movies". www.vudu.com. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
  4. "BEFORE & AFTER Alexis Arquette's experiences as a transgender woman in Hollywood". 2013-10-03. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
  5. Oppenhim, Maya (September 21, 2016). "Alexis Arquette's death certificate shows she lived with HIV for 29 years". The Independent. London, England: Independent Print Ltd. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  6. Izadi, Elahe (September 11, 2016). "Alexis Arquette, actress and transgender advocate, dies at 47". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  7. Mallenbaum, Carly (September 11, 2016). "Transgender actress Alexis Arquette, of the Arquette acting family, is dead". USA Today. Mclean, Virginia: Gannett Company. Retrieved March 15, 2018.

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