Dame Edna Everage bids 57-year stage career adieu

Australian actor Barry Humphries, dressed as Dame Edna Everage, appears at a press conference in San Francisco on Aug. 25, 2004. Humphries' play "Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance" opens at the Curran Theater in San Francisco on Sept. 7, 2004, and moves to New York where it opens on Nov. 21 at the Music Box Theatre. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

March 20, 2012 8:32:20 AM PDT
Dame Edna Everage, the Tony Award-winning drag act known for her purple hair and oversized rhinestone eyeglasses, will soon open her final stage show tour in Australia. It comes 57 years after her debut.