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Hasoutra (1906–1978)

American dancer Name variations: Ryllis Barnes, Ryllis Barnes Simpson. Born Sept 24, 1906, in Shanghai, China; died Feb 18, 1978, in New York, NY.

Raised in Shanghai by American parents, became involved in Oriental dance; returned to US and began performing on Broadway in such shows as The Perfect Fool (1921), Spices of 1923, and Passing Show of 1923; performed on tour with Dora Duby throughout Europe and Asia, where acts included The Snake Dancer, Burma, and The Golden Idol (1926–33); appeared as concert dancer in recital accompanied on piano by Louis Horst; retired from performance career (c. 1940) and worked for US State Department as foreign service officer (1940s–72).

Hasoutra (1906–1978)

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