Blanche Barrow (January 1, 1911 – December 24, 1988) was a fringe member of the Bonnie and Clyde gang and the wife of Clyde Barrow's brother Buck. Brought up by her father, she had a poor relationship with her mother. Blanche ran away from an unhappy marriage when she met Buck Barrow. She was often described as unusually attractive; she fell in love with and married Buck who was a decade older, and a fugitive. With her encouragement, he surrendered. Two years later he was not only released but granted a pardon that wiped out his conviction; if he had chosen to make the best of it, Buck had a splendid opportunity for a fresh start with the 22 year old Blanche. But, over her objections, Buck insisted on going with his brother.