Fanne Foxe, Who Plunged Into the Tidal Basin and Emerged Famous, Dies at 84

A stripper known as “the Argentine Firecracker,” she was at the center of a political sex scandal that rocked Washington in the 1970s.

Fanne Foxe, Who Plunged Into The Tidal Basin And Emerged Famous, Dies At 84

The New York Times – by Robert D. McFadden

Fanne Foxe, the stripper known as “the Argentine Firecracker,” who leapt from the limousine of Representative Wilbur D. Mills and plunged into Washington’s Tidal Basin after a night of drinking, exposing one of the biggest political sex scandal of the 1970s, died on Feb. 10. She was 84.

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