Who is a Burlesque & Variety Arts Legend?
While there is no formal definition of precisely what a burlesque/variety arts legend is, all those that have been appointed to this status have common traits. Most have participated 30 plus years within the genre of burlesque or variety arts (or both), a featured artist, have worked professionally as a burlesque or variety arts performer (meaning they were paid a fee or wage to perform for several years) and they have created a unique expression unto themselves within the genre of burlesque or the variety arts. Many have pioneered and innovated the art forms to a level that has evolved the art forms itself, often reaching the general public in a way that positively impacts and improves the world.
Most of the time individuals are appointed by the general public and members within a genre deem a person as a legend. There have been many individuals deemed legends within the genres of burlesque and the variety arts. It is the goal of BurlyCares to identify the persons that qualify to be in the category of a burlesque or variety arts legend to assure their needs are being met as they age.