She was a fixture within the Broadway stage who became a favorite nightclub hostess through the Prohibition and starred in Queen of the night time Clubs. She proceeded to go from barnstorming in touring businesses to playing well-known roles in takes on, including Bob White colored as well as the Gay Musician, which produced her one of the primary Broadway celebrities of this. Her string of alcohol-friendly nightclubs produced her a lot more popular, as do her friendly “Hello, sucker!” greetings to guests. She was created in Waco, Tx and was raised with her siblings William Guinan, Thomas Guinan, Pearl Guinan, and Walter Harry. She was wedded twice, 1st to John J. Moynahan, after that to Julian Johnson. Her Prohibition speakeasies became a haven for Hollywood’s well-to-do, hosting everyone from George Gershwin to Rudolph Valentino.
Full Name Texas Guinan
Date Of Birth January 12, 1884
Died November 5, 1933, Vancouver, Canada
Place Of Birth Waco, TX
Profession Stage Actress
Spouse Julian Johnson, John J. Moynahan
Parents Bessie Guinan, Michael Guinan
Siblings Thomas Guinan, Pearl Guinan, William Guinan, Walter Harry
Movies Queen of the Night Clubs, The Gun Woman, Broadway Thru a Keyhole, The Moonshine Feud, The She Wolf, The Boss of the Rancho
Star Sign Capricorn
Three brothers (William, Walter Harry (died in infancy), and Thomas) and one sister (Pearl).
Mother, Brigid Duffy, was 101 yrs, 6 mos, and 19 days old when she died in 1959. Father, Michael Guinan, died in 1935 aged 79 yrs, 8 mos.
Family lived in Waco, TX, at least until 1891. Texas, her sister and three brothers were all born in Waco, TX, between 1882 and 1891.
Met her first husband, newspaper cartoonist for Rocky Mountain News John J. Moynahan, at the home of her cousin, Katie Hoban, in Idaho Springs, Colorado.
Was future journalist/producer Lowell Thomas's Sunday school teacher when Thomas was a boy in Victor, Colorado. They remained lifelong friends even after her latter-day notoriety.
Notorious in the eyes of the feds, who wanted to stop her flagrant violations of Prohibition laws, she fervently denied that her joints sold liquor despite abundant evidence to the contrary. She avoided lengthy time behind bars and had all charges subsequently dropped because the feds couldn't prove she owned the routinely raided clubs. The Depression took a real bite out of her profits and she died in 1933, not the wealthy gal she used to be.
In 2004, Madonna was set to play her in a biographical movie of her life, "Hello Suckers". However, the project was indefinitely shelved.