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Dorian Corey is a UX designer and front-end engineer from Raleigh, North Carolina. He also operates Bemused Design, where he provides design for startups and helps them figure out what the next big idea should be. Dorian talks about design, startups, and how to succeed as a freelance designer.

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Corey was born in Buffalo, New York to Franklin Legg and Mary Fox Clark out of wedlock, though they later married October 18, 1947. (Source:

Corey was born in Buffalo, New York to Franklin Legg and Mary Fox Clark out of wedlock, though they later married October 18, 1947. (Source: en.wikipedia.org In the 1950s, Corey worked as a window dresser at Hengerer's, then moved to New York City to study art at Parsons. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

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@janetmock (June 25, 2019). "Titled BUTTERFLY/COCOON, episode 3 of #PoseFX is inspired by the lived experiences of two ballroom legends -- DORIAN COREY and TRACEY AFRICA NORMAN. One ascends to unprecedented success, another descends into a dark dark place" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

Clues found with the body (vintage beer can lids) suggested that he had been dead for at least 15 years, but no one who had socialized or lived with Corey during that time ever recalled her mentioning Worley, let alone confessing to killing him. (Source: articles.newnownext-q.mtvi.com)

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Dorian Corey (born June 6, 1937 – August 29, 1993) was an American drag performer and fashion designer. She appeared in Wigstock and was featured in Jennie Livingston's 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning.

Corey was also the founder of the voguing House of Corey, holding over 50 grand prizes from the voguing balls. She was also "house mother" to Angie Xtravaganza, who later became a mother of her own house and was also featured in Paris Is Burning. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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In Pose, transgender house mother Elektra, who secretly works as a dominatrix in a BDSM club, discovers one of her clients has died from an overdose in her private dungeon. She enlists the aid of other characters to transport, mummify, and hide the body in a trunk. Producer and director Janet Mock confirmed on Twitter that writer Our Lady J based the anthology melodrama on Corey.

However, after she died from AIDS-related complications in 1993, Corey made headlines when a mummified body was discovered in her former home. When she passed away, her friend Lois Taylor, a fellow drag queen, began selling Corey’s costumes. While going through a closet in her apartment on 140th Street in Manhattan, Taylor unearthed a suitcase so heavy she couldn’t lift it. (Source: articles.newnownext-q.mtvi.com)

 

 

 

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