|Birthname||Clyde Chestnut Barrow|
|born on||24 March 1910|
|Place||Telico, Texas, 32n22, 96w31|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
American criminal who travelled the central United States with his partner, Bonnie Parker, and their gang during the Great Depression, robbing and killing people. At times, the gang included Clyde's older brother Buck Barrow and his wife Blanche, Raymond Hamilton, W. D. Jones, Joe Palmer, Ralph Fults, and Henry Methvin. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during the "Public Enemy Era", between 1931 and 1935. Though known today for his dozen-or-so bank robberies, Barrow preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and several civilians. The couple were eventually ambushed and killed by law officers near the town of Sailes, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Their reputation was revived and cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, in which they were played by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.
Barrow and Parker were ambushed and killed on 23 May 1934, shot at 9:30am, on a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. The couple appeared in daylight in an automobile and were shot by a posse of four Texas officers (led by Frank Hamer) and two Louisiana officers.
- role played of/by Beatty, Warren (born 30 March 1937). Notes: Film, "Bonnie and Clyde," 1967
- Death by Homicide 23 May 1934 at 09:30 AM in Bienville (Shot by police officers, Age 24)
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Borges quotes Steinbrecher for 24 March 1909, 10:55 AM, Telico; Orig source not known.
Sy Scholfield quotes from My Life with Bonnie and Clyde by Blanche Caldwell Barrow and John Neal Phillips (University of Oklahoma Press, 2012), p. 231: "Family members concede that their mother was so upset when Buck was killed that she confused his birth year with Nell's. Evidently the same thing happened with Clyde as well. The family Bible as well as other sources lists Clyde Barrow's birth year as 1910, not 1909 as carved on the gravestone. This is supported by Cumie herself in her own unpublished manuscript. It is also supported in Fortune, who quotes Nell indicating in three different places that she was five years older than Clyde. Fortune, Fugitives, 3, 7, 10. The 1910 date is further supported by information supplied to Louisiana officials by Elvin "Jack" Barrow, Clyde's oldest brother, at the time of Clyde's death. Barrow declared Clyde's age to be twenty-four, indicating a 1910 birth year. Louisiana State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, certificate of death, Clyde Chestnut Barrow."
According to Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde by Jeff Guinn (Simon and Schuster, 2012): "Cumie, in the subsequent time of confusion, told some authorities that her third son was born in 1909, but she entered the date as March 24, 1910, in the family Bible, which would seem more authoritative. . . No [public birth records] for Clyde Chestnut Barrow apparently exist."
Death data from death certificate submitted by Scholfield.
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide serial
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Banks)
- Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Shot by law officials)