Archive for May 11th, 2010

Doris Eaton Travis Obituary

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010


Doris Eaton Travis, among the last of the Ziegfeld Girls, dead at 106




By Kenneth Jones and Robert Simonson
11 May 2010


Doris Eaton Travis, the former Ziegfeld Follies dancer who inspired 21st century audiences with her pluck, good will — and fancy footwork — at 12 of 13 annual Easter Bonnet Competition performances for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, died May 11 at the age of 106, according to Tom Viola, executive director of BC/EFA.


Ms. Eaton was thought to be among “the last of the Ziegfeld Girls” — as were known the bejeweled ensemble of women who graced the stage of the New Amsterdam Theatre (and elsewhere) in producer Flo Ziegfeld’s revues in the first quarter of the 20th century.


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Did you know Mae Murray?

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010


Do you have information about Mae Murray?





Author Michael G. Ankerich is researching a biography on silent film star, Mae Murray. Michael is the author of Broken Silence: Conversations With 23 Silent Film Stars; The Sound of Silence: Conversations With 16 Film and Stage Personalities Who Bridged the Gap Between Silents and Talkies, and The Real Joyce Compton: Behind the Dumb Blonde Movie Image. His upcoming Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels will be released by BearManor Media in August.


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