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Decades back, when TV personalities like Milton Berle and Flip Wilson threw on dresses for laughs, they inadvertently carved first notches in the time line of transgender representation. By the ’70s drag queens, transvestites, transsexuals, and even dual-gender space travelers (in 1977’s sci-fi comedy Quark) were cropping up regularly in TV movies and popular sitcoms like The Jeffersons. Here are some highlights of characters who set the stage for Romjin’s Alexis on Ugly Betty.