Penelope Spheeris

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Birth Name: Penelope Spheeris
Born: 12/02/1945
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Born on Dec. 2, 1945 in New Orleans, LA, Spheeris was raised in a carnival owned by her father called The Magic Empire Shows. But when she was seven years old, her father was murdered in Alabama while trying to protect a black man. The incident was quickly swept under the rug as a justifiable homicide due to the racial tensions at the time, and the fact that the perpetrator was the brother of the town's mayor. With her world flipped upside down, Spheeris moved with her mother and three siblings soon after the event. Her mother married multiple times over the years, instilling in Spheeris a desire to never marry - and she never did. Later, she attended the University of California, Los Angele... Continue Bio >>

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