Doris Eaton

Doris Eaton Travis, the former Ziegfeld Follies dancer who inspired 21st century audiences with her pluck, good will — and fancy footwork — at 12 of 13 annual Easter Bonnet Competition performances for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, died May 11, 2010, at the age of 106, according to Tom Viola, executive director of BC/EFA. Ms. Eaton was thought to be among "the last of the Ziegfeld Girls" — as were known the bejeweled ensemble of women who graced the stage of the New Amsterdam Theatre (and elsewhere) in producer Flo Ziegfeld's revues in the first quarter of the 20th century.

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  • Also known as: Doris Eaton Travis
  • Born: Mar 14, 1904 in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Death: May 11, 2010 in Commerce, Michigan