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The Fabulous Four //
The Fantastic Five

Houston Drag Legends

Donna Day
aka Donald Shelton

Visit her obituary for a large number of clippings and articles

Facebook Group Donna Day Remembered

Start of Fabulous Four Section

       
See main page for an introduction to The Fabulous Four and the Fantastic Five.
I did thorough research accumulating ads and clippings for that page, and along
the way also grabbed those that featured just some of the group's members.
So, for example this page will definitely not feature every billing where Donna
appeared, but I wanted to share what I found. These are by no means all of them.


 

Above, date unknown, but it looks early...

 1976

above, earliest mention in TWT of Donna
Drag was not heavily advertised in those years

   

Interview with Tiffany, Donna, Eartha Kitt and Jerry Vanover

1977

   

1978

   

1979

  

    

   

Below, from the files of Upfront Newspaper

above, from 1979 Pride Parade

   

Above, Donna at Sunset Boulevard, San Antonio, probably 1979
Below from Facebook group

1980

In many of these ads, Donna appears with another member of the Fab Four, below with Naomi Sims

   

1981

         

EOY City Winner 1982

1982

   

   

1983

Above & Below, Naomi, Donna, Tasha

1984

Pride Parade 1984. Photo by JD Doyle; Donna Day on back of Copa float

Above, date unknown, but perhaps around Halloween, with Donna playing vampire

1985

   

Above, 90's headshot

1986

   

  

 

Donna in 1986 Houston Pride Parade

    

   

   

1987

     

   

1988

   

   

1989

   

   

Above, from 1983 and for the next 20 years, she lived in Dallas,
working for Caven Enterprises as Queen of the Rose Room

1990

   

1991

      

1992

      

   

   

Two fundraisers for Naomi's medical expenses, in Houston and Dallas

  

       Below, may have been Naomi's last appearance
She died 9/10/92

   

1993

   

1994

   

   

1995

   

   

   

1996

      

   

   

25 years? That would mean starting in 1971, and the earliest I found about her is around 1976.....
of course they did not really define was the basis was

1998

   

1999

   

2000

2001

2002

      

Above left, mid-November 2002 show
Above right, perhaps her last performance, scheduled for 1/1/03
Below, from a Feb tribute post

Donna Day died on January 6, 2003
DOD in obit below is incorrect
and, no, Tasha did not "replace" Tiffany Jones in the Fab Four


I am at a disadvantage in researching her work between mid-2000
and her death as "This Week in Texas" went out of business, and it was
the main source of drag performance news, and club ads. The ones I
could find are from the Dallas Voice, fortunately online

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