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Stage Name

Birth Name

Oakes and de Lour

Percy Oakes

  Pamela de Lour
     Percy started out as a chorus boy at a local theater called the La Salle. Percy Oakes and Pamela De Lour were untrained dancers except for the local Saturday night dances they attended. On hearing that the Castles canceled their appearance at Rector's Cabaret, Percy talked his girlfriend Pamela to audition for the spot.

     These two rehearsed for a couple of days and put together a routine with some breathtaking acrobatics in their routine which cinched them the spot. While dancing with Rector's and other Chicago clubs the two got married. As time progressed they were spotted by Martin Beck of Vaudeville fame who hired them to perform on the famous Orpheum circuit.

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Chicago, IL ( Pam)                  

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Night Clubs



Orpheum Circuit n/a circa 1910's




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