Round Rock Cemetery
Williamson County, Texas
30 31.040' N 97 41.827' W
Directions: Start at intersection of CR-175 (Sam Bass Road) and IH-35 in Round Rock.Go .6 miles west on CR-175. The Round Rock Cemetery is on the right (north) side of CR-175. The gravestone is just inside the cemetery on the west side of the entrance.
Text: The remarkable Barbette was an aerialist on the high wire and trapeze during the 1920s and 30s who wore beautiful gowns through his acrobatic performance until the ending when he would dramatically remove his wig revealing his gender as a male. He played at the Moulin Rouge, the Folies Bergère, Ringling Brothers Circus, and other famous venues. Director Billy Wilder hired him in 1959 to coach Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as female impersonators for their roles in the movie Some Like It Hot costarring Marilyn Monroe. Born in Texas, at Round Rock, Barbette lived in Round Rock before and after his professional years.