Sarann Preddy was born July 27, 1920 in Eufaula, Oklahoma. Sarann Knight Preddy moved to Hawthorne, Nevada, in the 1940s, becoming a business owner and president of the NAACP. Later she moved to Las Vegas, where she served as a community activist and worked as one of the first black 21-dealers. Preddy bought the Moulin Rouge Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and worked to preserve the building and its history. She passed away on December 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.