Dante "Tex" Gill

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Dante "Tex" Gill
Born(1930-04-02)April 2, 1930
DiedJanuary 8, 2003(2003-01-08) (aged 72)
UPMC McKeesport, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Criminal chargeTax evasion
Criminal penalty13-year sentence
Criminal statusGangster, pimp
Spouse(s)Cynthia Bruno[1]

Dante "Tex" Gill was an American transgender gangster and massage parlour owner.[2][3]

Gill was sent to prison for 13 years but only served seven, dying in prison.[4]

Scarlett Johansson was first supposed to take on the role of Gill in the film Rub & Tug but withdrew due to the media backlash.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ Sheridan, Peter (6 July 2018). "Amazing life of transgender gangster Mr Gill". Express.
  2. ^ "The complex and tough Dante "Tex" Gill". Gazette.
  3. ^ "Obituary: Dante 'Tex' Gill / Sexually ambivalent rub parlor owner". old.post-gazette.com.
  4. ^ "Obituary: Dante 'Tex' Gill / Sexually ambivalent rub parlor owner". webcache.googleusercontent.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Don't let Scarlett Johansson dropping out kill Hollywood's first trans studio film — Opinion". Salon. 18 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Scarlett Johansson drops out of transgender role after widespread criticism". Independent.
  7. ^ "Scarlett Johansson 'Rub & Tug' Debate Would Make Dante 'Tex' Gill Laugh". TheWrap. 12 July 2018.