Bonnie and Clyde

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Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker
BirthplaceRowena, Texas

Bonnie and Clyde,

Bonnie Parker, 1910–34, b. Rowena, Tex., and Clyde Barrow, 1909–34, b. Tellice, Tex., notorious American criminals during the Great DepressionGreat Depression,
in U.S. history, the severe economic crisis generally considered to have been precipitated by the U.S. stock-market crash of 1929. Although it shared the basic characteristics of other such crises (see depression), the Great Depression was unprecedented in its
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. Joining forces in 1932, they traveled the Southwest and Midwest in a 21-month crime spree, robbing small-town restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, and banks; stealing cars; killing more than 10; and participating in several shoot-outs with police. Part of the time they were joined by Barrow's older brother, his wife, and other outlaws. In Louisiana, on May 23, 1934, Bonnie and Clyde were were ambushed in their car by police; both were shot and killed. Their activities were widely publicized, and the couple was both vilified and glamorized in contemporary reports; they became folk heroes for some. Their fame was renewed by Arthur PennPenn, Arthur Hiller,
1922–2010, American director, brother of Irving Penn, b. Philadelphia; studied Black Mountain College and the Actors' Studio, Los Angeles. Penn, who often dealt with themes of alienation in American life, began directing dramas for live television
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's fictionalized and largely sympathetic 1967 film version of their story.


See studies by N. A. DeFord (1968), E. R. Milner (1996), G. Shelton (1997), J. Treherne (2000), P. W. Steele and M. Barrow Scoma (2000), J. R. Knight and J. Davis (2003), B. C. Barrow and J. N. Phillips (2004), J. Guinn (2009), and P. Schneider (2009).

Bonnie and Clyde

(Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow) bank robbers and killers (1930s). [Am. Hist.: Worth, 35]

Bonnie and Clyde

See Barrow, Clyde.
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