Carl Rizzi


Age: 74

Summary: president of the Academy of Washington, a social organization that fosters the art of drag, pantomine, pageantry, and other performance arts in the LBGT community, who performed as his drag alter ego Mame Dennis for decades in Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Complications from pneumonia and a blood clot in the leg

Born: June 22, 1940

Died: February 23, 2015

Washington, D.C.