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Wear Nothing But A Smile: Prominent Nude Activist Turner V. Stokes Dies At 90

The leader of the nudist movement died of prostate cancer Saturday in Nanjemoy, Md. His colleagues describe him as an affable man dedicated to educating others about nudism at every opportunity.
Stokes was a leader who advanced nudist causes. Source: Courtesy of the American Association for Nude Recreation

Turner V. Stokes' favorite outfit was when he was wearing — as he liked to say — nothing but a smile.

The 90-year-old leader of various nudist organizations died Saturday from prostate cancer in Nanjemoy, Md.

Born in Washington, D.C., in 1927, Stokes enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and later worked for

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