Bruce Ragsdale Horton, born May 23, 1954 in Dallas, died on Friday, June 24, 2022, at the age of 68. Bruce was one of a kind and a force of nature: witty, biting, bawdy, fun, larger than life, politically incorrect, cinematic, fierce and a little intimidating.

Under the stage name The Dragon Lady, he spent 50 years entertaining at the best, and worst, venues America has to offer. That spawned his career as owner, designer and theatrical rhinestone jeweler at The Dragon Lady Earring Company where he bejeweled some of America’s most well-known performers, some international celebrities and, of course, his friends.

To have Bruce make you a piece of jewelry was an honor. Bruce only made jewelry for people he liked. Bruce got sober at the Dallas Lambda Group of Alcoholics Anonymous on August 23, 1983.