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Clyde Barrow was born on March 24, 1909, in Telice, Texas, and was one of eight children. He was known to be sadistic and without remorse for his acts of cruelty. He had a criminal history of burglaries and auto thefts. After spending nearly 2 years in prison in Eastham, Texas, for an earlier prison escape, Clyde persuaded another inmate to cut off two of his toes in an effort to gain an early release.

After his release, he joined up with Bonnie Parker, and they became legendary in their criminal pursuits. Bonnie was born on October 1, 1910, in Rowena, Texas. Her father, a bricklayer, died only 4 years later. Bonnie was an honor student in school and at 16, married her high school sweetheart, ...

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