Kenny Kerr, one of Vegas' first female impersonators, dies
Las Vegas female impersonator Kenny Kerr has passed awayPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Legendary Las Vegas entertainer Kenny Kerr died in his sleep at the age of 60 on Sunday.
Kerr was one of the first female impersonators to perform on the Las Vegas Strip. His show "Boy-Lesque" opened on May 13, 1977, at the Silver Slipper Casino.
Kerr was known for his impersonations of Barbara Streisand and Cher and Streisand even became a huge fan.
Some of his other celebrity fans included Joan Rivers, Rich Little, Debbie Reynolds and Sammy Davis, Jr.
Kerr was the first female impersonator to ever be inducted into the Tropicana's Las Vegas Hall of Fame in 1999.
Kerr also performed at the Sahara, Stardust and the Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino.
In 2002, Kerr wrapped a five-year run at the Plaza, which was his 25th year as a Las Vegas headliner.
He also released a CD titled "Songs From The Heart" that year.
During 2006, he went on tour and appeared in several cities across the United States.
After he performed in Palm Springs Calif., Kerr decided to move across the desert and opened a show titled "CopyKatz Revue." After a few years, he decided to return to Las Vegas in 2012 to be closer to family and friends.
Kerr also appeared in several movies and made many television show appearances.
"Boy-Lesque" was the longest running show of its kind.