Sherry Britton (July 28, 1918 – April 1, 2008). Sherry performed in many theatres and clubs during the Golden Age of burlesque. She once said “I despised burlesque.” However, she did enjoy stripping in nightclubs, like Leon & Eddies where she was a regular for seven years. She stripped to classical music, wore lovely long gowns and tiaras and crowns. Although Britton had never attended high school, she was said to have a very high IQ. She attended Fordham and graduated pre-law in 1982, magna cum laude, at the age of 63.