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Clyde Champion Barrow

(Clyde Chesnut Barrow)
robber, murderer
Born: 3/21/1909
Birthplace: Telice, Texas

One half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo, Clyde “Champion ” Barrow assisted his partner, Bonnie Parker, in a nationwide crime spree that lasted from 1932, until their deaths in 1934. The two met in West Dallas, Texas in January 1930, and after Clyde's parole from burglary charges in 1932 they began a nationwide campaign of crime. Together the pair committed 13 murders, numerous kidnappings, and several burglaries and robberies. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies engaged in one of the largest manhunts the United States had seen up to that time, capturing national attention. With most of their accomplices already dead or captured, Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed and killed instantly by a posse of lawmen led by Texas Ranger Frank Hamer near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana on May 23, 1934. Bonnie and Clyde's legacy of crime is remembered in the Warren Beatty movie Bonnie and Clyde (1967), which inspired other crime-spree films such as Natural Born Killers (1994)

Died: 5/23/1934

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