05-12-2010, 03:07 PM #1
Last Broadway Ziegfeld Follies Girl dies at 106
NEW YORK – The last Ziegfeld Follies Girl has died.
Doris Eaton Travis, one of the legendary Ziegfeld Follies chorus girls, who wore elaborate costumes for the series of lavish Broadway theatrical productions in the early 1900s, died Tuesday at age 106, public relations firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown said. It didn't say where or how she died.
Travis, who was from West Bloomfield, Mich., also was a supporter of the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising organization and appeared often in its Easter Bonnet Competition.
She continued to work long after her Follies days ended, with annual appearances on Broadway, a small role in a Jim Carrey movie and a memoir, "The Days We Danced: The Story of My Theatrical Family From Florenz Ziegfeld to Arthur Murray and Beyond."
Follow me on the Twitter! @EricDiesel1972
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (KJV)
10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)
Follow me at my Biblical Blog: http://scripture-demystified.blogspot.com
Baruch ha Shem Adonai.
05-12-2010, 03:23 PM #2Inactive
- Join Date
- Jun 2009
05-13-2010, 07:45 AM #3
RIP, Doris. She was a stunning woman. Hoping every one of her 106 years were wonderful and full of happiness.
05-15-2010, 08:43 PM #4
05-15-2010, 11:24 PM #5Former Member
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
RIP Doris. She was beautiful.
According to the obituary in the Post she died from an aneurysm.
Obituary: Doris Eaton Travis, 106
Doris Eaton Travis, who died May 11 at age 106, traversed one of the longest and more inspiring careers in show business. On stage since childhood, she was the youngest chorus girl ever hired in the Ziegfeld Follies, a popular theatrical spectacle of the early 20th century designed to "glorify the American girl."
By the time of her death from an aneurysm at a hospital in Commerce, Mich., Mrs. Travis was the last surviving chorus girl from the Follies, according to Ziegfeld archivist Nils Hanson. He said Mrs. Travis's death "marks the end of the Ziegfeld golden era of Broadway."
05-15-2010, 11:31 PM #6
What a lovely lady. RIP
05-15-2010, 11:45 PM #7
I saw this on the news, or on PBS.... they had some neat footage about Doris and had shown a reunion of the last 3 living Follies girls from back in the 90's sometime. It was quite amazing to watch. They were all beautiful, and got back up there even in their 90's and remembered all the steps to the dances.... It was a really neat show.
I agree with whomever posted Doris likely lived her full 106 years with adventure and love.
RIP Doris, you were one stunning woman, even in your elderly years. We should all be so lucky!~JMO~
A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart. ~Author Unknown
Long Lost Love - Discovery ID - Disappeared - Bob Harrod Case
You can now purchase Mr. Harrod's Disappeared episode through Amazon, iTunes or YouTube.
05-15-2010, 11:54 PM #8
What a life!
By christine2448 in forum Media Links/General Discussion/Rules and StickiesReplies: 589Last Post: 08-19-2008, 08:54 PM
By Michelle Read in forum Crimes-Spotlight on ChildrenReplies: 17Last Post: 02-06-2006, 08:22 PM
By Casshew in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat NewsReplies: 0Last Post: 01-26-2005, 07:22 PM