Breckinridge, Bunny

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Breckinridge, Bunny Gender: M
John Cabell Breckinridge
born on 6 August 1903 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Paris Arrondissement 16, France, 48n5146, 2e1634
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°45' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 21°21 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 09°58'

Bunny Breckinridge (in the film "Plan 9 from Outer Space")


American actor and drag queen, best known for his role as "The Ruler" in Ed Wood's 1959 cult film Plan 9 from Outer Space, his only film appearance. The alien ruler oversees an attempt to take over the Earth using an army of reanimated corpses. Dressed in a pyjama-like outfit which is curiously less ornate than those worn by his underlings, he sports very visible mascara and lipstick, and constantly rolls his eyes and mugs for the camera.

He was the great-great-great-grandchild of U.S. Attorney General John Breckinridge (and the great-grandchild of both U.S. Vice President and Confederate general John C. Breckinridge and Wells Fargo Bank founder Lloyd Tevis).

In 1927, while working as a drag/burlesque entertainer in Paris, he married Roselle du Val de Dampierre (1903-1999), the daughter of Robert Henri du Val de Dampierre, a French Count, and Marie du Val de Dampierre (née Serailler). They divorced two years later, but had one daughter.

Openly gay at a time when it was daring (and even dangerous) to be so, he was well known for his flamboyant lifestyle, his outrageous sense of humor, and his penchant for perfume and costume jewelry.

In 1994, Breckinridge was surprised to find himself portrayed as a character in a major motion picture, played by Bill Murray in Tim Burton's 1994 biopic Ed Wood.

He died on 5 November 1996 at age 93 in a nursing home in Monterey, California. He was quoted in his obituary as saying, "I was a little bit wild when I was young, darling, but I lived my life grandly."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Marco, Paul (born 10 June 1927)
  • friend relationship with Sullivan, Ed (born 28 September 1901)
  • role played of/by Murray, Bill (born 21 September 1950). Notes: 1994 biopic "Ed Wood"


  • Relationship : Marriage 15 October 1927 (Roselle du Val de Dampierre)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from the online Paris archives (16th arr., acte n° 923). Marriage data in margin.


  • Traits : Personality : Other Personality (Flamboyant)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Passions : Sexuality : Transvestite (Drag queen)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Drag/ burlesque entertainer)