Doner, Kitty (1895–1988)

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Doner, Kitty (1895–1988)

American theatrical dancer. Born Sept 6, 1895, in Chicago, Illinois; died Aug 26, 1988.

Trained primarily by parents—vaudeville performers Joe and Kitty—with whom she may have appeared on stage as child; performed in comedy acts A Night in the Police Station (1912) and The Echo (1914); made Broadway debut in Ziegfeld Follies of 1914 and remained in NY thereafter; performed frequently and with great popularity at Winter Garden, in such shows as Dancing Around (1914), Robinson Crusoe, Jr. (1917) and Sinbad (1919); performed vaudeville act with brother at Palace and on tour to great success (starting 1920); served as ballet master of Roxy Theater for 15 years (starting 1930s).

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