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Dawn Langley Simmons Obit

Last week, writer Dawn Langley Simmons died. She was the author of over 20 books, including novels, biographies, and children's books. But perhaps her most remarkable creation was her identity. Simmons was born in England as Gordon Langley Hall. She was born with a sexual abnormality, and though raised as a boy, considered herself female. She later had a sex change operation, and changed her name to Dawn. Writer Jack Hitt talks to Robert about Dawn Langley's tempestous life.

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