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The Rockettes 1954 program cover


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 in Rockefeller Center on December 17, 1935, 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.

   Radio City Music Hall closed in 1978 and re-Opened in 1999. 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 sawYou."... LOL:)     More to come!



  • Help!, ... need info for our dancers roster list for the rockettes, if you have any info on a dancer, please e-mail it to me:
  • Type of info needed: Birth Name and Stage Name, Birthplace, Birthdate, Date was a Rockette, Married to, and/or send 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.



Birth Place Creator Location Creation Date End Date
New York Samual Makert Rockefeller Center 12/17/1935 Ongoing

Rockette Name ▼ Birth Place / Notes ▲ Birth Date Year Spouse / More Notes
Adams, Terry - - 1940's -
Albrecht, Roberta (Bobbie/Robbie) Brooklyn 1934/11/15 B 1950's William Leahy (also ed sullivan show)
Armstrong, Kay (un-verified) Canada - - -
Bannman, Ruth - - 1940's -
Beck, Kay - - 1940's -
Bellman, Elinor - - 1940's -
Block, Isabelle - - 1940's -
Bryson, Iris South Carolina 1909/11/7 - 6/1985 1930's Robert A. Bolman
Dorothy (Dottie) Butler Brunswick, Georgia 1939 .D 1936-1939 Never Married
Carnie, Althea "Jean" - - 1940's Mr. Baker
Trudy Carson was also a June Taylor Dancer - 1960's Soupy Sales
Case, Grace - - 1935 -
Cavlette, Betty - - 1940's -
Darnell, Helen - - 1940's -
Delano, Mary Louise "Babe" St. Louis, MO. 1909 /6/18 .B 1925-1928 -
Duss, Norma Brooklyn, NY 1930's - -
Eckler, Jean New Smyrna, FL. 1912-1990 1920's A. Quigley
Eliff, June Graham - - - -
Everett, Jane - - 1940's -
Farris, Viola - - 1940's -
Faxson, Dorothy - - 1940's -
Frank, Dorothea - - 1940's -
Fried, Helen - - 1940's -
Gakeler, Barbara (aka: Bobbi Gaye) Passaic New Jersey - 1955 /56 Married in 1957 to Bruce Conte
Gay, G. - - 1940's -
Geffner, Deborah - - 1980's danced in 'Leggs'
Good, Rose (aka: Rose Murdock) Lived in Chicago - - Mr. Good
Graham, Marie - - 1940's -
Graves, Suzanne - - 1940's -
Green, Alyse St. Louis, MO 1908 /7/24 - 4/30/1969 1925 -32 Kenneth Richman. (Org. Missouri Rockette)
Hall, Terri Pennsylvania 1950's .B 1960's -
Harper, Adele - - 1940's -
Harris, Dixie - - 1940's -
Hastings, Ann - - 1940's -
Hawks, Betty South Boston, Mass. - 1930's John O'Donnell
Henderson, Florence Miami, FL. - 1950's -
Henry, Virginia - - 1940's -
Hess, Ellen - - 1950's Twice
Hewitt, Earline
Maiden: Schlingerland
Manhattan 1921 .B 1950's Donald Hewitt
Houlton, Martha - - 1951 Mr. Fowlkes
Hyman, Dottie - - 1940's Mr. Hyman
Jeyargian, Virginia - 1939 - -
Joslin, Charlotte
(aka: Charlotte Joslin Thorpe)
Woonsocket, RI.
1911 /12/18 .B 1932 -39 Anthony J. Borello
Kalmen, Ann - - 1940's -
Kilaboe, G. - - 1940's -
La Montagne, Bernece Kissimmee, Osceola, Florida
(place of death)
1904 /9/15 - 10/27/1989 1930's Madden, Walper
Lambo-Mack, Camille I. Amsterdam, NY 1912 /10/3 -- 1/19/1999 1933 - 40 Raymond Mack
Le Court, Marie - - 1940's -
Leroy, June E. Rockaway, NY - 1998 /9/9 .D 1930's Mr. Hering
Lind, Phyllis - - - -
Linder, Margo - - 1940's -
Lund, Janet Elise
(aka: Janet Lane)
New York 1919 /6/6 - 12/26/2001 1930's 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 - - 1940's -
Martin, Elayne also a Gae Foster Girl 1924 /6/30 - 3/19/2000 - Jerome Matican
- - - - -
Meachen, Dorothy - - - -
McMahan, Vera Judson, SC. 1925 /8/29 1947 Later married
Mitchell, Doris Rocket # 33, Life Mag 12/2/40 - 1940's -
Morgan, Miriam - - 1940's -
Morrison, Peggy - - 1940's -
Morrill, Lily Also a Tiller Girl 1904 /3/30
(still alive as of 1/18/10)
Original Mr. Morrill
Movebette, Mary - - 1940's -
Nichols, Evelyn "Nicky" New York 1911 /8/15 1933 -37 Freeman
Parish, Diana - - 1940's -
Phillips, Jeanne - - 1940's -
Picture, Kay - - 1940's Jack Seymour
Reed, Shanna - - 1980's danced in TV 'Legs'
Remy, Jeanne - - - -
Roberts, Bobbie -Georgia- - - -
Roberts, Kay (aka: Semple, Catherine) Fort Lee, NJ 1921 /5/24-11/3/1993
1930's Mills 5/1941, Edward C. Mira 5/1947
Roper, June (Un-verified) Canada - - -
Schelb, Pearl L- Paterson NJ. 1895 /4/21 - -
Seasmove, Betty - - 1940's -
Shepard, Clara - - 1940's -
Siegfried, Marjorie 'Gaye'
New York 1920 -2005 1938 -1943 Frank Siegfried
Skave, Janet - - 1940's -
Teefy, Maureen - - 1980's danced in TV 'Legs'
Toon, Terpsie - - 1950's -
Undehill, Ruth - - 1940's -
Upperman, June Pittsburgh - 1930 - 40's William Powelson
Vincent, Bettie - - 1940's -
Volmer, Ginnie - - 1940's -
Wallace, Ruby - - 1940's -
Wood, Antoinette Marjorie (#2) Brooklyn, NY 1934 /1/18-1/21/1960 1950's Bill Allen (1954)
Wynne, Helene (aka: Helene Zucker) New York City 1922 /3/5 1940's Jack Zucker (1942-55), Buddy Taylor (1961)
Younger, Georganna - - 1940's -

  • Need info on these 1930's 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.
  • Also: this person looking for info on Eunice Wilson (1960's) of Levittown or Newportville PA.

Dance Types Dance Partners Music Titles
Ballet Tller Girls $ RCMH Christmas Songs
Chorus Roxettes Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Straight Line Unit NYC Ballet -
Tap and Kick - -

Nightclubs Theatres Stage
- Coliseum- Detroit (1951) 1937- Paris Expo ('Gala de la dance')
- Coliseum- Detroit(1951) 1978 - Ann Margaret and the Rockettes
- Palace Theatre (Myrtle Beach) 1988 - Solid Gold Cadillac
- Radio City Music Hall* 1988 - Can-Can (Chita Rivera)
- Rockefeller Center* 1991 - Ann Margaret and the Rockettes
- - 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 Special 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 Rockette Photos -- - 1975 - Natural History of the Chorus Girl
- - 12/1996 - Reminisce Extra Magazine

  • Note: (Actress Terri Garr's Mother was an original Rockette)
  • (Note 2: ... No, I can not audition you for the rockettes .... However here is some info.)
  • * You need to be at least 18 years old.
  • * Between 5'-5.5" & 5'-10.5" in height.
  • * And proficient in Tap and Jazz (Some Ballet is good as well).
  • * (... And most important ... finished High School !!!)
  • ... then you may be qualified to audition for The Radio City Rockettes.

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