BONNIE PARKER Biography - Crimes, Laws and people


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Bonnie and Clyde                                                                   
Born October 1, 1910 (Bonnie)                                                     
March 24, 1909 (Clyde)                                                             
Rowena, Texas (Bonnie)                                                             
Ellis County, Texas (Clyde)                                                       
Died May 23, 1934 (aged 23) (Bonnie)                                               
May 23, 1934 (aged 25) (Clyde)                                                     
Bienville Parish, Louisiana (both)                                                 
Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 - May 23, 1934) and Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909   
- May 23, 1934) were notorious outlaws, robbers and criminals who travelled the   
Central United States during the Great Depression. Their exploits were known       
nationwide. They captured the attention of the American press and its readership   
during what is sometimes referred to as the "public enemy era" between 1931 and   
1935. Although this couple and their gang were notorious for their bank           
robberies, Clyde Barrow preferred to rob small stores or gas stations.             
Though the public at the time believed Bonnie to be a full partner in the gang,   
the role of Bonnie Parker in the Barrow Gang crimes has long been a source of     
controversy. Gang members W.D. Jones and Ralph Fults testified that they never     
saw Bonnie fire a gun, and described her role as logistical. Writing with         
Phillip Steele in The Family Story of Bonnie and Clyde, Marie Barrow, Clyde's     
youngest sister, made the same claim: "Bonnie never fired a shot. She just         
followed my brother no matter where he went." In his interview with Playboy       
magazine, W.D. Jones said of Bonnie: "As far as I know, Bonnie never packed a     
gun. Maybe she'd help carry what we had in the car into a tourist-court room.     
But during the five big gun battles I was with them, she never fired a gun. But   
I'll say she was a hell of a loader."