Joseph "Tish" Touchette was a female impersonator for forty years "at clubs, many of them Mafia-owned, across the city and along the East Coast" including the Genovese-owned Moroccan Village at 23 West 8th Street as reported by The New Yorker. Now 93 years old, "he remembers his audition at the Moroccan Village, a popular club on West Eighth Street during the nineteen-fifties, for which he sang 'You'll Never Know How Much I Love You'; he believes he got the job on the strength of his voice."
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