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Bobbie Storey ... Vintage  Ziegfeld Girl, Dancer, Showgirl, Actress photo 1

Bobbie Storey ... "Ziegfeld Girl' "The Most Beautiful Barmaid in England."

Bobbie was working as a waitress in a London Bohemian tavern (Rule's Covent Garden) when she won a 'Best Barmaid' contest. Andre Charlot took her to New York in 1923 and put her in his Revue of 1924. Ziegfeld snatched her up for his Follies in 1925. Many say she was afflicted by the superstitious 'Ziegfeld Curse'... supposedly because of a broken heart. However when her star started to wain and her marriage failing, she started drinking heavily and became broke after a show she was rehearsing folded before it started, too proud to ask for money, and finally disappeared¹. It is said that she died by suicide due to gas poisoning at a married friends Landscape Architect ... a F.R. Holland, who lent her his 'New York studio apartment'².

Interred at: Kensico Cemetery: Valhalla, Westchester County, New York.



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