|Transgender performer The Lady Chablis passed away.|
A famous transgendered performer who had a role in the movie Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil has passed away in Savannah, Georgia today.
The Lady Chablis, one of the few transgender actress of the time passed away at the age of 59 from complications of pneumonia.
Originally born Benjamin Edward Knox in Quincy, Florida on March 11, 1957, and never finished high school. She took the name Chablis as a teenager and started to perform in local clubs as a performer.
Chablis was a transgender woman but was also a drag performer. Chablis frequently performed at her "home" nightclub of Club One in Savannah. Chablis also traveled the US performing at various venues and special events, such as gay pride gatherings. She also appeared on radio shows.
The Lady Chablis was featured in the closing segment of the Savannah episode of Bizarre Foods America on The Travel Channel. She joined host Andrew Zimmern at several Savannah restaurants including Elizabeth on 37th. The Lady Chablis in 2012 was interviewed by "MAMA" Savannah Georgia on the local television and internet talk show "MAMA Knows Best Talk Show" season 2 episode 1 and on April 19, 2013 Chablis performed for the grand opening of Mama's Cabaret in Lewiston Maine with "MAMA" Savannah Georgia.