CHICAGO (CBS) — One of Chicago’s more colorful characters is dead. Exotic dancer Rosemarie Black, known as “The Bronze Temptress” and “Racetrack Rosie” was 79 when she died last week.
For decades, Black was a stripper who, in her everyday life, was not shy about wearing colorful self-designed and self-made clothing wherever she went. Scores of South Siders, no doubt, would recognize her by the outlandish cowboy hats and tight-fitting outfits she wore.
Her 44-year old youngest daughter, Rochelle Hill, says her mother was “always different”. She says she never saw her mother wear gym shoes and jeans, that she always made her own clothes and “loved to sew and she loved to go to the racetrack”.