"Tommy Sexton is one of Newfoundland's most versatile actors and dancers. Here he portrays some well-known 'types'"

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Title

"Tommy Sexton is one of Newfoundland's most versatile actors and dancers. Here he portrays some well-known 'types'"

Description

Four photographs of Tommy Sexton: posing as a ballet dancer, and parodies of John Travolta, Newfie stereotypes, and children's studio portraits. From Decks Awash magazine, volume 8, issue 4, page 40.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was best known for his involvement in CODCO, a Newfoundland-based comedy troupe which later became a CBC television series (1988-1993). Sexton was an essential figure in the Newfoundland cultural revival of the 1970s and beyond. He often performed in drag and incorporated queer culture into his work. Sexton passed away due AIDS-related illnesses in 1993. The Tommy Sexton Centre was opened in St. John's in 2006, and continues to operate a short-term housing program for individuals who are HIV positive or impacted by HIV.

Creator

Decks Awash Magazine

Source

Memorial University of Newfoundland Archives and Special Collections, Decks Awash Photographs https://collections.mun.ca/digital/collection/decksphotos/id/7575/rec/45

Publisher

Memorial University of Newfoundland Digital Archives Initiative and Archives and Special Collections

Date

August 1979

Format

jpg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Collection

Citation

Decks Awash Magazine, “"Tommy Sexton is one of Newfoundland's most versatile actors and dancers. Here he portrays some well-known 'types'",” The Newfoundland and Labrador Queer Archive, accessed March 1, 2024, http://nlqueerarchive.com/items/show/151.