Daughter of Mrs. Helena Carlson. Her star
rose briefly both nationally and internationally during 1946 and
1947. Her dancing and interpretation was recognized as radical
for it's time in white America. She became briefly popular in
Harlem where her avant-garde style caught the attention of Cab
Calloway and other's. She was compared with Theda Bara.
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|Beverly "Salome" Cort
Disputes arose over bookings and the "scandals"
took their toll and Beverly Cort left New York. Married Julius
Quirouet of Virginia Beach, Virginia, born in Atlanta, Georgia but danced
in the Midwest, performed opera in Detroit and sang with choirs
and orchestras throughout the Midwest in the 50's and 60's.
of her dancing at age 16 at "Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe" was
in a great many United States papers (4/26/1946) and throughout
Europe. This made it difficult for her to secure roles other than Salome or variations on that theme. The scandal was in her being
16 and couldn't perform her Salome Dance until she was 18 at the
Horseshoe when Police showed up and refused to let her dance.
The Salome dance was what she was known for in Detroit High School
(Lincoln High School) and she publicized in newspaper advertisements looking for bookings
by her agent. Billy Rose gave her the job.
Currently retired in Fenton, Michigan, Widowed
and the mother of six children. Sometimes last name sometimes spelt as
Court. Written By David Cort.