Beyond Legendary Lady Chablis dies at 59. Lady Chablis was born Benjamin Edward Knox on March 11, 1957. She was best known for her role in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil based on the non-fiction work of John Berendt. The longest running New York Times Best Seller. Chablis went on to appear in other films Midnight in Savannah and Damn Good Dog. She was a beloved comedian and cabaret performer. She even appeared on Oprah back in 1996 after the release of her autobiography, Hiding My Candy. Here are some highlights of this legends talent!