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Gaxton, Madeline (1897–1990)

Gaxton, Madeline (1897–1990)

American dancer. Name variations: Cameron Sisters; Madeline Cameron; Madeline Seitz; Madeline SeitzCameron; also seen incorrectly as Madeleine Cameron. Born Madeline Seitz, Jan 24, 1897; died May 15, 1990, in New York, NY; m. William Gaxton (singer, dancer, actor, r.n. William Gaxiola), 1917 (died 1963).

Teamed with Dorothy Cameron as a duo dance act by Ned Wayburn in New York City (c. 1912) and toured the Keith vaudeville circuit; made Broadway debut with Dorothy in Miss Simplicity (1914); appeared in the film Maxim's at Midnight (1915); performed as tandem team on stages at Capitol Theater in New York City and in Wayburn's Town Topics of 1915 and So Long Letty (1916); mastered wide range of dance techniques from classical ballet to acrobatic dance to Russian tap dancing; after Dorothy's retirement, continued to perform as specialty dancer in a variety of productions, including Hit the Deck (1927) and Follow Thru (1929); appeared in comedy with husband William Gaxton.

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