Saturday, May 15, 2010
Last Original Ziegfeld Girl Dies
The end of an era has come and we will miss it dearly. I have just learned that the last of the original Ziegfeld Girls, Doris Eaton Travis, died on May 11th at the age of 106. Travis made her Broadway debut at the tender age of 13 in 1917 and, a year later, she joined the Ziegfeld Follies as the youngest Ziegfeld Girl ever cast in the show. Ms. Travis was, in addition to being a dancer, a film actress, dance instructor, and author.