April Ashley

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April Ashley
Born George Jamieson
29 April 1935 (1935-04-29) (age 80)
Liverpool, England
Nationality British
Spouse Arthur Corbett (m. 1963-1970, annulled)
Jeffrey West (m. 1980s - ?)

April Ashley, MBE (born George Jamieson; 29 April 1935) is an English model and restaurant hostess. She was one the first British people to be outed as a transsexual, this was done by the Sunday People in 1961.[1][2]

She is also known as one of the first British people to undergo sex reassignment surgery, after racing driver and World War II fighter pilot Roberta Cowell, and the ninth in the world to have the surgery.[3][4]

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