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   Below is a list of known Marathon Dancers (Derbies, Walkathons etc.)

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Legend:

Disqualified (Disq) = Unsportsmanlike Behavior: Screaming/ Arguing etc.
Domestic = Hitting/Punching, Physical Altercations etc.
Partner = See Partner, *= hometown, ~ = Replacement Partner, s=solo, c=couple
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Names

Outcome

Duration

Marathon

Date

City/State

Partner

Aaron Stinton  Contestant   White City Park 1934  - Bobby Smith
Ada Clark ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. George Seibold
A.J. Robinson (age20) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA Jessie Gerwood (age20)
Al Wilson Winner ?? ?? 1930s? ?? Ida Rivers
Albert Jonack First Place 61:44 hrs - - Pitsburgh, PA. Marion Jaque
Albert Kish Disq-Fell Asleep 7 days Dance Derby Of The Century 6/10/1928 New York Helen Augusta Clark
Alma Cummings First Place 27:00 & 50:00 hrs 1st NON-STOP record in USA-Audubon, NY 3/31/1923 & 4/9/1923 *Texas George Madaro
Alois Bruhin Domestic 206:00 hrs Dance Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Olive Goss
Anita Belle Colton (O'Day) Teen Marathoner - - 1932 *Chicago N/A
Ann King Contestant - Dance Derby of Century 6/10/1928 *Pittsburgh Tommy Nolan
Anna (Americas Nightingale) 1st w/ Dilks - Philadelphia & Atlantic City 1932 & 1933 Philadelphia Johnny Hasket, Roy Dilks
Annie Ward (age19) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. Fred J. Madden
(age20)
Arthur Howard Klein First Place 88:18 hrs Non-Stop 4/19/1923 - n/a
B. Seinban ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. Unknown Partner
Babe and Sydney ?? ?? W.E. Tibbets Walkathon c.1930s Atlantic City, NJ Sydney
Belle Insurtilla Dropped Out - Derby of Century 6/10/1923 *Madrid Giorgio Mario
Ben Sachs ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA Miss Waters
Ben Sholar Second Place - Audubon #2 4/17/1923 New York Vera Sheppard
Bernie Brand First Place 217:00 hrs St. Louis Marathon 6/10/1923 St. Louis Sole Survivor
Betty Bryant Blistered Foot 03:00 Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore 1st Out!
Betty McWilliams Crashed During Steeplechase - Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore -
Bill Bausch Domestic 1700:00 hrs Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Mary Promitis
Billy Curts Contestant - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 - -
Billy McGreevey 1 of 2 couples remaining ?? Tebbetts International Marathon  1932 ?? Mac McGreevy
Billy Rogers Broke Rules 211:00 hrs Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Jack Mortimer
Blondie Nickel Dance ? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA Phil Hackmeyer (age25)
Bobby Smith  Contestant   White City Park 1934   Aaron Stinton
Boots Everett - - Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore Nick Redding
Buddy & Patsy World Champs - Baltimore? 1930 - -
C. David Burns (age30) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA Florence Anderson-Burns
C.W. Hart age 60 - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York -
Callum L. DeViller First Place 3780:00 World Record Holder 12/28/1932-6/3/1933 *Minneapolis Vonnie Kuchinski
Casey Mary - - Derby Show 1939 ?? Phill Rainey
Charles Herley ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. Unknown Partner
Charles Gonder collapsed-Died 48 days Bayonne Marathon 1934? *Elizabeth, NJ -
Charles 'Pops' Myers Contestant ?? Million Dollar Pier 1932 Atlantic City, NJ Mildred Cramer
Charley Wolverton Contestant ?? ?W.E. Tibbets Walkathon? c.1930s Atlantic City, NJ Elsir Cree
Charlotte Kush Slapping - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Dominick Laperte
Chris Schindell 1st -1930, Went squirrely in 1933 30-First,
33-941:00
1930-Int'l Super,
1933- I'ntl. Super
1930 & 1933 Baltimore, MD 30-Esther Amend, 33-Hilda Schindell (Schndle)
Chuck Trainer ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? Ethel 'Sis' Cormings
Clancy Bailey ?? ?? ?? c.1930s ?? Chick Berrerz
Claude Boehl First Place 2424:00 World Champships Dance Marathon. 1930 Green Palace Ballroom, Baltimore, MD. n/a
Cliff Real - - Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore Marge Sheffield
Dave Auerbach Passed Out - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Vera Campbell
Della Kennie Halucinations - Derby Century 6/10/1928 - Victor Tomie
Dominick Laperte disq-Punching Partner! - - - - n/a
Don Alfred Echeveirria Disqualified 7 days Derby of Century 6/10/1928 New York Phyliss Colbert
Don York Mr & Mrs 1030:00 Illinois Midget Marathon - Illinois Marge York
Eddie and Ruie Contestants 625 hrs W.E. Tibbets Walkathon 1930s Atlantic City, NJ Ruie married Moon Mullins / Eddie married Bessie Meneha
Eddie Blossom Contestant ?? White City Ballroom 1930's ?? Marian Jordan
Eddie McWilliams - - Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore, MD Gypsy Gabani
Edgar Van Ollefin First Place 07:00 Sunderland 2/18/1923 England Olie Finnerty
Edith Fernalo Finalist ?? Silver Slipper 1933 Keansburg, N.J. Herb Sorenson
Edward Leonard - 122:00 Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Marianne Jacque
Eleanore Johnson Contestant ?? ?? ?? Atlantic City, NJ Ralph Stanziola
Elsie Cree Contestant ?? ?W.E. Tibbets Walkathon? c.1930s Atlantic City, NJ Charley Wolverton
Enrico D'Elia Contestant ?? Rookie Lewis Walkathon 1936 Century Ballroom, Tacoma Washington Margie Myers
Esther Amend gave up! 942:00 Int'l Super 4/15/1933 *Baltimore, MD Chris Schindel
Ethel Hartman (age22) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco CA Joseph Hartman (age30)
Ethel Papps Disq-Cheating - Atlantic City 1933 - Ray Dilks
Eva Welsh (age16) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. J.A West (age58)
Evie Asnes First (the Twist) 36.00 Our Place - Disco-NY 1965 - Harvey Zaimoff
Florence and Ken ?? ?? White City Park Marathon 1934 ?? ??
Florence L. Anderson Dropped Out - Derby Of the Century 6/10/1928 New York William Downing
Florence Anderson-Burns (age23) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. C. David Oman (age30)
Florence Chamberlain (age19) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. S. Hartman (age30)
Florence Franchino won the $100 prize. - Motor Square Garden Marathon - Pittsburgh n/a
Francis King - - Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore, MD Ruby Michael
Francis Mayer First Place 182:08 Youngstown Marathon 5/27/1923 *Youngstown, OH Harry Wagner
Frank Costello - - Derby Show 1935 - Helen Chester
Frankie "Laine" Levecchio First Place (aka: Lovecchio) - Million Dollar Pier Pier 5/26/1932 Atlantic City, NJ Ruth Smith, Rose Fabian
Frank Micholowsky Partner 3,327:00 Windy City Marathon 1931 Chicago, IL Marie Micholowsky (Sis)
Frank Miller (56) First Place 1,473:00 Seashore Marathon 1931 Atlantic City, NJ ? Ruth Smith
Frank M. Quinn Illness 257:00 Garden Marathon 1930 Chicago Mary Goddess
Frank Wagoner Nora Collapsed 29.5 1933 Tebbet's It'l Marathon, Whites City Marathon 8/30/1930 1933 Chicago Nora Risely (Tebbets), Betty Carsons (White's)
Frankie & Gertier ?? ?? Walkathon 1930s Atlantic City, NJ ??
Frankie Donato ?? ?? Silver Slipper 1933 Keansburg, N.J. Solo
Fred Banducci (age 27) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA Pearl Orand (age19)
Fred Conrad Withdrew 42hrs Baltimore Marathon 4/14/1923 Baltimore, MD n/a
Fred J. Madden (age20) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. Annie Ward (age19)
Fred Martino Domestic Fight - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Harriet Gluse
Frenchy Lehman 1 of 2 couples remaining ?? Tebbetts International Marathon 1932  ?? Johnny Hartman
George Madaro First Place 27:00 Audubon 3/30/1923-3/31/1923 New York Alma Cummings
George Seibold ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. Ada Clark
George Snowden (#7) Tied -4 way 1st 16 DAYS Manhattan Casino (closed down by Commissioner) 6/17/1928-7/4/1928 Harlem, NY ??
Giorgio Mario Dropped Out - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 *Naples, IT. Bella Insurtilla
Grace Massie (age17) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA Harry Gurtier (age21) (Gertier)
Gypsy Gabani - - Int'l. Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore, MD Eddie McWilliams
Harriet Gluse Domestic dispute - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Fred Martino
Harry Gertier (Gurtier, age21) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA Grace Massey (age17)
Hattie Schley ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. Walter Baken
Helen Augusta Clarke Colapsed 7 days Derby Of The Century 6/10/1928 New York Albert Kish
Helen Chester - - Derby Show 1935 ?? Frank Costello
Helen Mayer First Place 52:16 NON-STOP 4/12/1923 Cleveland, OH n/a
Helen Schmidt Partner 9 days Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Joseph Tartore
Herb Sorenson Finalist ?? Silver Slipper 1933 Keansburg, N.J. Edith Fernalo
Hilda Schndle Contestant ?? ?? ?? ?? Chris Schndle
Homer Morehouse (27) Dropped Dead Heart/Attack 87:00 Chicago 4/14/1923? *No. Tonawanda, NY N/A
Hughie and Shirley couple #8 ?? ?? ?? ?? Shirley
Ida Meccba ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA Joseph Bertolucci
Ida Rivers Winner ?? ?? ?? ?? Al Wilson
J.F. Rankin (age23) ?? ?? Dreamland 1910 San Francisco, CA M. Simmons, Miss (age27)
Jack Burton - - Mad Marathon 1920's? - Alice Burton
Jack Butler First Place 40:00 New York 4/6/1923 - Ruth Molleck
Jack Kelly - n/a Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore, MD Jo Hitt
Jack Martin ?? ?? ?? 1930s Philadelphia Theresa martin
Jackie Fields Contestant ?? Million Dollar Pier 1932 Atlantic City, NJ Marion Bond
James Rupp Contestant ?? Million Dollar Pier 1932 Atlantic City, NJ Pat Lewis,
James Wild ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA Unknown Partner
Jeannie Busch (#19) Finalist ?? Silver Slipper 1933 Keansburg, N.J. Jimmy Tarrill
Jessie Gerwood (age20) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. A.J. Robinson (age20)
Jimmy Feringia Contestant ?? Million Dollar Pier 1932 Atlantic City, NY Minnie Feringia
Jimmy Muelett First Place - Baltimore? 1930 - ?
Jimmy Scott Finalsit - Dance Derby Of Century 1928 New York Olga Christensen
Jimmy Tarrill (#19) Finalist ?? Silver Slipper 1933 Keansburg, N.J. Jeannie Busch
Jo Hitt - - Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore, MD Jack Kelly
Joe Carlo Passed Out - Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore, MD Sylvia Kans
Joey Ray - - Madison Sq. Garden, 2nd- Million Dollar Pier 1926-1935 New York Mary Fenton
Joe Rock Fell Asleep 2760:00 Merry Garden Marathon 1930 Chicago,IL Margie Meadows,
June Reed
Joe Schultz Dropped Out - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Mabel Stewart
Joseph Bertolucci ?? ?? Dreanland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA Ida Meecha
Joseph Hartman (age30) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco CA Ethel Hartman (age22)
Johnny Hartman 1 of 2 couples remaining ?? Tebbetts International Marathon 1932  ?? Frenchy Lehman
Johnny Hasket First Place - Philadelphia & Atalantic City, Tebbetts International Marathon 1933 Philadelphia Anna (Americas Nightingale)
Joseph Tartore Passed Out 9 days Dance Derby 6/10/1928 New York Helen Schmidt
June Curry First Place 90:10 Non Stop, Cleveland Marathon 4/19/1923 Cleveland, OH n/a
June (Hovoc) Reed Contestant 3,600 - 1930's - Elmer Sparkplug Dupree, Joe Rock
Kenneth Parker First Place  2040  Lehigh Valley Marathon 1933  Allenstown (Easton), PA. Mrs. Parker
Laurie' Haile First Place - Pirouette Marathon 1930's *California Solo
Leland Ballou ?? ?? ?? 1933 Rochester, NH Solo (Violin Player)
M. Simmons, Miss (age27) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA J.F. Rankin (age25)
Mabel Stewart Dropped Out n/a Derby Century 6/10/1928 New York Joe Schultz
Madeline Gottschick First Place 66:06 Cleveland Marathon 4/16/1923 *Cleveland, OH various
Magdaline Williams First Place 65:53 NON-Stop, McMillan Marathon 4/15/1923 Houston , TX Solo
Magdaline Wolf First Place 73:00 Non Stop, Cleveland 4/19/1923 Cleveland, OH n/a
Mamie Olsen ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA Trusther Larsen
Marge Sheffield - - Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore, MD Cliff Real
Margie Bright - - Avon Marathon 1934 Massachusetts Sam West
Margie Meadows Partner 2,760hrs. Merry Garden Marathon 1930 Chicago, IL. Joe Rock
Margie Myers Contestant ?? Rookie Lewis Walkathon 1936 Century Ballroom, Tacoma Washington Enrico D'Elia
Marianne Jacque (Marion Jaque) First Place, Pittsburgh. 61:54 Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York, Pittsburgh Edward Leonard, Albert Jonack
Marie Micholowsky Fell Asleep 3,327 Windy City Marathon 1931 Chicago, IL Frank Micholowsky (Bro)
Marion Bond Contestant ?? Million Dollar Pier 1932 Atlantic City, NY Jackie Fields
Marvin Hobaugh - - - - Illinois Mrs. Patsy Hobaugh
Mary and Eric Winners ?? ?? 1930s ?? Eric
Mary and Fred ?? ?? ?? c1930s ?? Fred
Mary Fenton 2nd - Million Dollar Pier 5/26/1932 Atlantic City, NJ Joey Ray
Mary Goddess Partner 257:00 Garden Marathon 1930 Chicago IL. Frank M. Quinn
Mary "Hercules" Promitis Rebelled - Dance Derby 6/10/1928 *Pittsburg Bill Bausch
Mildred Cramer Contestant ?? Million Dollar Pier 1932 Atlantic City, NJ Charles 'Pops' Meyers
Milton Johnson ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. Miss Johnson
Miss Johnson ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. Milton Johnson
Miss Olsen ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA Ben Sachs
Mortimer, Jack Hallucinations 211:00 Dance Derby 5/26/1928 New York Billy Rogers
Myrtle Smith Engagement - Baltimore Marathon 4/14/1923 Baltimore, MD Samuel Glasner
Nick Redding - - Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore, MD Boots Everett
Nora Risely Collapsed, 1 of 3 couples remaining 29.5 Tibbets Itrnt'l Marathon 1933 N. Camden Frank Wagner
Oofty Goofty - - Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore, MD n/a
Olga Christensen Contestant - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Jimmy Scott
Olie Finnerty FIRST 007:00 Sunderland 2/18/1923 England Edgar Van Ollefin
Olive Goss Domestic 206:25 Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Alois Bruhin
Oskar Strickland Contestant - McMillan Marathon 4/15/1923 Houston, TX Solo
Pat Lewis Contestant ?? Million Dollar Pier 1932 Atlantic City, NJ James Rupp,
Pearl and Jimmy Contestant ?? Million Dollar Pier 1932 Atlantic City, NJ Couple
Peggy Hendereson - - Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore, MD Sylvia Kans
Perry and Millie ?? ?? ?? c.1920s ?? ??
Phil Hackmeyer (age25) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. Blondie (age22)
Phillip Macintosh Contestant ?? ?? 1933 Rochester, NH ??
Phyliss Colbert Domestic 7 days Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Don Alfred Echeveirria
Ralph Stanziola Contestant ?? ?? c.1930's Atlantic City, NJ Eleanore Johnson
R.J. Newman First Rest Period 160:55 - 5/9/1923 Dallas, TX -
Robert J. Cole Jr. Quit - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Wylda Davies
Robert Johns Winners ?? Jazz O Rama ? 1920s Chicago ? Serena Bergandi
Rose Fabian Contestant ?? Million Dollar Pier? 1935 Atlantic City, NJ Frank Lovecchio
Roy Dilks Ethel disqualified, won with Anna - Atlantic City 1933 - Ethel Papps, Anna
Ruby Michael - - Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore, MD Francis King
Russell Brady Colapsed 43hrs-38m Cleveland Marathon 4/12/1923 Cleveland, OH Various
Ruth Boyd - - Hagerstown Marathon 8/28/1938 Maryland Jack Davis
Ruth Molleck First Place 40hrs New York 4/6/1923 - Jack Butler
Ruth Smith (#22, #10) First Place - 1st- Million Dollar Pier,
1st-Seashore
Pier-5/26/1932
Seashore-1931
Atlantic City, NJ Levecchio, Miller
S. Hartman (age30) ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. Florence Chamberlain (age19)
Samuel Glasner Engagement - Baltimore Marathon 4/14/1923 Baltimore, MD Myrtle Smith
Sam West Dropped Out - Paradise Marathon 1933 Lacona, NH Peggy Worth
Serena Bergandi Winners ?? Jazz O Rama ? 1920s Chicago ? Robert Johns
Smitty and Ruthie ?? 585hrs ?? 1931 Wildwood, NJ ??
Sylvia Kans - - Int'l Super 4/15/1933 Baltimore, MD Joe Carlo, Peggy Henderson
Theresa Martin ?? ?? ?? 1930s Philadelphia Jack Martin
Tom Day First Place - Wildwood Marathon 1933? *St Paul, MN. Mrs. Day
Tommy Nolan Contestant - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 *Pittsburgh Ann King
Trusther Larsen ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA Mamie Olsen
Vera Campbell - - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Dave Auerbach
Vera Sheppard First (age 19) 69:00 non-Stop,
Audubon #2
4/17/1923 New York Ben Solar
Victor Tomie Eliminated 14 days Dance Derby 6/10/1928 Newark, NJ Della Kenne
Vonnie Kuchinski (Miss) First Place 3780:00 World record 3780:00 Hours. (157.5 days) 12/28/1932-06/03/1933 *Sommerville, MA Callum DeViller
Walter Baken ?? ?? Dreamland 3/1910 San Francisco, CA. Hattie Schley
William R. Downing Dropped Out - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Florence L. Anderson
Wylda Davies Quit - Derby Of Century 6/10/1928 New York Robert Cole Jr.
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