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posted Friday, July 19, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 29
Frankly, my dear ... Vegas drag star Frank Marino gets engaged onstage
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Frankly, my dear ... Vegas drag star Frank Marino gets engaged onstage

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Las Vegas drag icon Frank Marino got engaged in front of a live audience July 2, accepting a marriage proposal from his partner of 20 years, producer Alex Schechter.

According to news reports, Schechter came onstage during Marino's show at the Quad Resort & Casino and displayed a slideshow of their photos. Then, he got down on one knee and pulled out a ring.

'Are you asking me to marry you? Do you get 50 percent, though, if I say yes?' Marino quipped.

'Seventy percent. Is that a yes?' Schechter said.

'I will marry you,' Marino replied, drawing cheers and applause from the audience.

Marino, often called 'the world's most famous female impersonator,' has been a Las Vegas headliner for more than 25 years. An accomplished author, newscaster, columnist, spokesperson, and male actress, he stars in 'Divas Starring Frank Marino' at the Quad Resort & Casino, produced by SPI Entertainment.

The bestselling author of His Majesty, The Queen, Marino also appeared in Miss Congeniality 2 alongside Academy Award-winner Sandra Bullock. After performing for more than 10 million people, the Guinness Book of World Records bestowed him with the honor of most performances by a headliner on any Las Vegas stage.

For more information about Marino, visit www.frankmarino.com.

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