At age 16 William Richeson became Mary Baker and found work as a chorus girl in New York theatre.
She later worked as nurse, waitress and chambermaid. In 1931 she married.
In 1937 she was outed, much to the surprise of her husband.
- “Posed Ten Years as Woman, Danced in Chorus, ‘Married’ “. The Daily Mail, 12 October 1937, reprinted in George Ives (ed Paul Sieveking). Man Bites Man: The Scrapbook of an Edwardian Eccentric. Penguin Books, 1981: 128.