Mears, Elizabeth (1900–1988)

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Mears, Elizabeth (1900–1988)

American ballet and theatrical dancer and casting director. Name variations: Liz Mears; Elizabeth M. Jameson. Born Feb 23, 1900, in Chicago, IL; died April 18, 1988, in Danbury, CT; dau. of John Henry Mears (actor-manager and Broadway producer).

Trained with Adolf Bolm, Andreas Pavley, and Serge Oukrainsky, ballet masters at Chicago Civic Opera; was featured in photographs illustrating Sergei Marinoff Home-Study Course in Russian Classical Dancing, a work she is often said to have ghost written; on Broadway, danced in Judy (1927), Queen at Home (1930) and Singapore (1932); retired from performance career (1934); was casting director for all programs on the Dumont Television Network.

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