Bonnie and Clyde

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Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker
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BirthplaceRowena, Texas
Died
NationalityAmerican

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.

Bibliography

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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1934 BONNIE PARKER and Clyde Barrow, best known as American crime duo Bonnie and Clyde, were killed in a police ambush after four years on the run.
1934: Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot dead in an ambush by Texas Rangers near Gibland, Louisiana
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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow became folk heros when they went on a robbing and kidnapping spree from 1932 to 1934, capturing the hearts of many in depression-era America.
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Calhoun is set to direct and choreograph the world premiere of Frank Wildhorn's musical retelling of the story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Arguably the most infamous bank robbers in history, there is no definitive tally of exactly how much Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow stole.
NOTORIOUS gangster couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow robbed banks across America in the 1930s.
1934 Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the crime partnership known as Bonnie and Clyde, were killed during a police ambush after four years on the run
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