Entertainer Chris Owens, who shimmied and sang for audiences in New Orleans

for more than six decades, died of a heart attack on Tuesday morning in her St. Louis Street apartment,

according to her longtime manager, Kitsy Adams.
The French Quarter is the heart of New Orleans,

Bourbon Street is the heart of the French Quarter, and since 1956 Chris Owens was the heart of Bourbon Street.

She was one of the street’s signature stars in the era of Al Hirt and Pete Fountain.

Generations saw her perform over the years, and her shows became a classy cornerstone of

one of the world's best-known entertainment destinations. 
Owens’ age remained one of New Orleans’

most mused-about mysteries. Adams declined to reveal it, saying that Owens “was old enough to know what she wanted, young enough to do it,

and her number was unlisted.”  For those craving more certainty, according to

a long-ago newspaper account  she was 23 years old in 1956, which would make her 88.

Chris Owens has died