Né Richard Sylvan Selzer in a Bensonhurst tenement, Blackwell was a child actor, a fashion journalist, a designer and even an escort for a time before he found his niche: Wrist-slapping actresses who think empire-waisted dresses made of chartreuse leopard-print are a perfectly good idea. Imagine the angst involved in trying to dress for that funeral.
Mr. Blackwell, Straight Outta Brooklyn
Bensonhurst's own' arbiter of worst-dressitude takes final bow
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