Local Legend and Pioneering Transgendered Performer Vicki Marlane Dies at 76

sfist.com – By Jay Barmann

Beloved local legend Vicki Marlane died this morning at 7 a.m. of an undisclosed illness. She was 76. Nicknamed “The Lady With the Liquid Spine” for her trademark, sultry flexibility while lip syncing, Marlane was profiled in the New York Times two years ago, and was thought to be the oldest, continuously performing, transgender performer in the country. Until recently, she performed twice weekly at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge often doing three or four numbers (and costume changes) each night.