Doris Eaton Travis Dies At 106; Last Of The Ziegfeld Follies Chorus Girls

"Doris Eaton Travis, the last of the legendary Ziegfeld Follies chorus girls who wore elaborate costumes for the series of lavish Broadway theatrical productions in the early 1900s, died Tuesday. She was 106. New York public relations firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown announced her death but did not give the cause. Travis, who had been living in West Bloomfield, Mich., continued to work long after her Follies days ended, with annual appearances on Broadway, a small role in a Jim Carrey movie and a memoir, ""The Days We Danced: The Story of My Theatrical Family From Florenz Ziegfeld to Arthur Murray and Beyond."" Interest in the 5-foot-2 centenarian was piqued after a 1997 reunion with four other Ziegfeld Follies girls for the reopening of the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York, where she had danced about 80 years earlier."

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