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Dorothy Lee Photo

Stage Name

Birth Name

Dorothy Lee

Marjorie Elizabeth Milsap

     

     Dorothy started her road to fame at the young age of 14 and danced with the Orpheum Vaudeville circuit. Lee was very athletic and had a very sassy personality. Dorothy would team up with ballroom dancers " Fanchon and Marco" who also produced theatrical revues. She was soon doing seven-day bookings throughout California.

     Dorothy would later become part of the very successful "Wheeler, Woolsey and Lee" comedy vaudeville act. They helped popularize the "Cakewalk" by including the dance in many Broadway type plays. ( Similar to Williams and Walker.)

    Lee married Robert Booth who was a successful Adagio dancer.


Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

Los Angeles 5/23/1911 - 6/24/1999 Robert Booth n/a
    Marshall Duffield  
      A.G. Atwater  
      John Bersbach  
      Charles Calderini  

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Cakewalk Fanchon and Marco      
Jitterbug Gene Kelly      
Mime Magnone Reed      
Tap Dance Robert Booth      
      Robert Woolsey      

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

n/a n/a Hello Yourself
            One For The Money
            New Orleans

Films

Television

(Other)

1928 - Take Me Home            
1929 - Syncopation            
1931 - Caught Plastered            
         

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