Maxwell, Vera (c. 1892–1950)

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Maxwell, Vera (c. 1892–1950)

American actress and dancer. Born c. 1892 in New York, NY; died May 1, 1950, in NY, NY.

Made stage debut as a member of a Ned Wayburn feature act, The Broilers of 1908; often cast as a show girl, appeared in numerous productions of Ziegfeld Follies (1909–16); other Broadway appearances include Winsome Widow, The Pink Lady and The Century Girl; also had a successful career as a ballroom dancer, partnering with Wallace McCutcheon and John Jarrott, and performed in vaudeville as well; opened cabarets in NY and Paris; retired (1928).