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The Rocketts at Radio CIty Music Hall In New York

Stage Name

Birth Name

The Rockettes Roxyette's

    The Rockettes were originally the choreography theme of John Tiller ( Tiller Girls) who started this choreography style around 1881. There where many Tiller type dance troupes to come after his original idea including a group called the Missouri Rockets.

    Later around 1926 this group called the " Missouri Rockets" was owned by Samual Makert and was based in St. Louis were they were discovered by Samuel L. Roxy. Roxy purchased the troupe and brought them to New York, where he doubled the size and renamed them the Roxyette's in 1934. When Radio City Music Hall opened on December 27, 1932, the Roxyette's were used in the act and renamed the ' Rockettes'. They were a sensation that would last and become a famous tradition of Radio City Music Hall for many years to come.

   Basically they do what is called a 'Tap and Kick routine.' It is said that 'a Rockette NEVER gets out of step'. Many people go to watch them to see if they can catch one being "Out Of Step," but none have ever been caught. ( I can see me now running up on Stage hollering ..."I saw You.".. LOL :)     More to come!

  • Help!, need info for our dancers roster for the rockettes, if you have any info on a dancer, please e-mail it to me:
  • info needed: Real Name and Stage Name, Birthplace, Birthdate, Date was a Rockette, Married to, or a Photo if available etc.
  • The Blue names are e-mail links to family/friends who know something about them if you are looking for any more info. [ If you change your e-mail please update us.] Thanks, Sonny's E-mail.

Rockette Name

Birth Place

Birth Date

Year

Spouse

Adams, Terry ?? ?? 1940s ??
Albrecht, Roberta(Bobbie/Robbie) Brooklyn 11/15/1934 1950's William Leahy (also ed sullivan show)
Armstrong, Kay(un-verified) Canada ?? ?? ??
Bannman, Ruth ?? ?? 1940s ??
Beck, Kay ?? ?? 1940s ??
Bellman, Elinor ?? ?? 1940s ??
Block, Isabelle ?? ?? 1940s ??
Bryson, Iris South Carolina 11/7/09-6/1985 1930s Robert A. Bolman
Dorothy (Dottie) Butler Brunswick, Georgia D. 1939 1936-1939 Never Married
Carnie, Althea "Jean" ?? ?? 1940s Mr. Baker
Trudy Carson (was also a June Taylor Dancer) ?? 1960s ? Soupy Sales
Case, Grace ?? ?? 1935 ??
Cavlette, Betty ?? ?? 1940s ??
Darnell, Helen ?? ?? 1940s ??
Delano, Mary Louise "Babe" St. Louis, MO. B. 6/18/1909- 1925-1928 ??
Duss, Norma Brooklyn, NY 1930S ?? ??
Eckler, Jean New Smyrna, FL. 1912-1990 1920s A. Quigley
Eliff, June Graham ?? ?? ?? ??
Everett, Jane ?? ?? 1940s ??
Farris, Viola ?? ?? 1940s ??
Faxson, Dorothy ?? ?? 1940s ??
Frank, Dorothea ?? ?? 1940s ??
Fried, Helen ?? ?? 1940s ??
Gakeler, Barbara(aka: Bobbi Gaye) Passaic New Jersey   1955/56 Married in 1957 to Bruce Conte
Gay, G. ?? ?? 1940s ??
Good, Rose(aka: Rose Murdock) (Lived in Chicago) ?? ?? Mr. Good
Graham, Marie ?? ?? 1940s ??
Graves, Suzanne ?? ?? 1940s ??
Green, Alyse St. Louis, MO 7/24/1908-4/30/1969 1925-32 Kenneth Richman. (Org. Missouri Rockette)
Hall, Terri Pennsylvania B.1950s 1960s ??
Harper, Adele ?? ?? 1940s ??
Harris, Dixie ?? ?? 1940s ??
Hastings, Ann ?? ?? 1940s ??
Hawks, Betty South Boston, Mass. ?? 1930s? John O'Donnell
Henderson, Florence Miami, FL. ?? 1950's ??
Henry, Virginia ?? ?? 1940s ??
Hess, Ellen ?? ?? 1950s Twice
Hewitt, Earline
Maiden: Schlingerland
Manhattan B.1921 1950s Donald Hewitt
Houlton, Martha ?? ?? 1951 Mr. Fowlkes
Hyman, Dottie     1940s Mr. Hyman
Jeyargian, Virginia ?? 1939 ?? ??
Joslin, Charlotte
(aka: Charlotte Joslin Thorpe)
Woonsocket, RI.
B.12/18/1911 1932-39 Anthony J. Borello
Kalmen, Ann ?? ?? 1940s ??
Kilaboe, G. ?? ?? 1940s ??
La Montagne, Bernece Kissimmee, Osceola, Florida
(place of death)
9/15/1904 - 10/27/1989 1930's Madden, Walper
Lambo-Mack, Camille I. Amsterdam, NY 10/3/1912 - 1/19/1999 1933 - 40 Raymond Mack
Le Court, Marie ?? ?? 1940s ??
Leroy, June ? E. Rockaway, NY ? D: 9/9/1998 1930s Mr. Hering
Lind, Phyllis ?? ?? ?? ??
Linder, Margo ?? ?? 1940s ??
Lund, Janet Elise
(aka: Janet Lane)
New York 6/6/1919 - 12/26/2001 1930s John Hartley
Lynch, Rosemary St. Louis, MO. 1931-1986 1950's Jack Dabdoub (1959)
Manor, Lela & Lila
(aka: Marjorie & Gladys Hopp)
??
?? ?? ??
Markham, Grace ?? 1910-1999 ?? John Duggan
Marshall, Lee ?? ?? 1940s ??
Martin, Elayne - (also a Gae Foster Girl) 6/30/1924 - 3/19/2000 ? Jerome Matican
Meachen, Dorothy  -  -  -
Mitchell, Doris (rocket # 33, Life Mag 12/2/40) ?? 1940s ??
Morgan, Miriam ?? ?? 1940s ??
Morrison, Peggy ?? ?? 1940s ??
Morrill, Lily (also a Tiller Girl) B. 3/30/1904
(still alive as of 1/18/10)
Original Mr. Morrill
Movebette, Mary ?? ?? 1940s ??
Nichols, Evelyn "Nicky" New York B. 8/15/1911 1933-37 Freeman
Parish, Diana ?? ?? 1940s ??
Phillips, Jeanne ?? ?? 1940s ??
Picture, Kay ?? ?? 1940's Jack Seymour
Remy, Jeanne ?? ?? ?? ??
Roberts, Bobbie ?Georgia? ?? ?? ??
Roberts, Kay(aka: Semple, Catherine) Fort Lee, NJ B.5/24/1921-11/3/1993
1930s Mills 5/1941, Edward C. Mira 5/1947
Roper, June(Un-verified) Canada ?? ?? ??
? Schelb, Pearl L ? Paterson NJ. B.4/21/1895 ?? ??
Seasmove, Betty ?? ?? 1940s ??
Shepard, Clara ?? ?? 1940s ??
Siegfried, Marjorie 'Gaye'
New York 1920-2005 1938-1943 Frank Siegfried
Skave, Janet ?? ?? 1940s ??
Toon, Terpsie ?? ?? 1950's ??
Undehill, Ruth ?? ?? 1940s ??
Upperman, June Pittsburgh ?? 30/40's William Powelson
Vincent, Bettie ?? ?? 1940s ??
Volmer, Ginnie ?? ?? 1940s ??
Wallace, Ruby ?? ?? 1940s ??
Wood, Antoinette Marjorie
( #2)
Brooklyn, NY 1/18/1934-1/21/1960 1950's Bill Allen (1954)
Wynne, Helene(aka: Helene Zucker) New York City B.3/5/1922 1940's Jack Zucker in 1942-55,
Buddy Taylor in 1961
Younger, Georganna ?? ?? 1940s ??

  1. Need info on these 1930s dancers: Marie C., Margy, Eleanor, Mary S, Kay C, Florence, Jackie, Nora, Norma, Mae, Terry, Ginger, Mary Jane, Lola, Marie I., and Isabella. Sorry no last names written on photo.
  2. Also this person looking for info on Eunice Wilson (1960s) of Levittown or Newportville PA.

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballet Tller Girls $ RCMH Christmas Songs
Chorus Roxettes      
Straight Line Unit NYC Ballet      
Tap and Kick            

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

n/a Radio City Music Hall* 1937- Paris Expo ('Gala de la dance')
      Rockefeller Center* 1988 - Solid Gold Cadillac
      Coliseum- Detroit (1951) 1988 - Can-Can
            2002 - Funny Girl

Films

Television

Publications

1927 - The Revue des Revues 11/25 - Macy's Parade 10/1935 - Vanity Fair Magazine
1970's - Legs ( Prism Video) 1978 - Ann Margaret Spc'l 6-21-1937 - Life Magazine
            7/26/1937 - Life Magazine
            10/1937 - Dance Digest Magazine
            1/1939 - Stage Magazine
            11/9/1942 - Life Magazine
            1964 - Saturday Eve Post (Former Rockets)
           
            12/11/1964 - Life Magazine Cover
More Photos       1975 - Natural History of the Chorus Girl
      12/1996 - Reminisce Extra Magazine
            $ The Radio City Music Hall Book...

  • NOTE: (Actress Terri Garr's Mother was an original Rockette)
  • (Note: ... No, I can not audition you for the rockettes .... However here is some info.)
  • If you are at least 18 years old,
  • between 5'5 1/2" & 5'10 1/2" in height,
  • and proficient in tap and jazz.
  • ( And finished High School !!!)
  • you may be qualified to audition for The Radio City Rockettes.
  • [ Click to goto Rockettes Home Page ]