Michelle DuBarry, Toronto’s oldest drag queen

Michelle DuBarry (born Russell Alldread) poses on the stage at George’s Play in Toronto on Monday, November 21, 2011. Michelle is known as “Toronto’s oldest drag queen” and celebrated her 80th birthday on Wednesday, November 23.

Michelle DuBarry, the oldest of Toronto’s legendary drag queens, celebrated her 80th birthday — or “Double 40,” as she says — on Wednesday. Toronto’s gay community marked the milestone with a gala and a tribute show at George’s Play on Church Street. DuBarry, born as Russell Alldread, still makes her rounds of the Village and shares stories from when she was with The Great Imposters, a traveling drag queen troupe.

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One thought on “Michelle DuBarry, Toronto’s oldest drag queen

  1. Hello,

    Do you have Michelle Dubarry’s contact information? I am a writer for YYZ Magazine and I’m doing a story on Toronto’s LGBT history. This is time sensitive! I look forward to hearing from you.


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