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Vintage Ziegfeld Girl, Dancer, Actress: "Adelaide Orton"


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Adelaide Orton ... "Ziegfeld Dancer," "Oriental Dancer!"

Miss Adelaide had 5 siblings with Josephine being her younger sister and one who died. Looks like she started about 1898 in the theatrical world. "She gained a wide reputation in London and Paris as an 'Oriental Dancer'" said the Portsmouth Daily Times¹ ... which during that time frame, probably wasn't very much of an authentic Oriental dance, rather more Little Egypt style. However she headlined the newspaper for 'the Brass Bottle' featuring her as an Oriental Dancer. Danced for Ziegfeld in a few of his pre-Follies productions such as Little Duchess in 1902, Papa's Wife, etc. as well as a few plays with Anna Held. Sometimes appeared as "Addie Orton".

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