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Baker, Josephine

Patrick O’Connor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Voice. 1685 words.

Baker, Josephine (03 June 1906–12 April 1975), dancer, singer, and civil rights activist, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Eddie Carson, a musician, and Carrie Macdonald....

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Berk [née Heymansohn], Lieselotte [Lotte]

Julie Anderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Dance. 1031 words.

Berk [née Heymansohn], Lieselotte [Lotte] (1913–2003), dancer and fitness trainer, was born on 17 January 1913 in Cologne, Germany, the only daughter of Jewish parents. Her Russian father,...

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Gardner [married name Dyson], Maureen Angela Jane

M. C. Curthoys.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Dance. 1511 words.

Gardner [married name Dyson], Maureen Angela Jane (1928–1974), athlete and ballet teacher, was born at 88 Chilswell Road, Oxford, on 12 November 1928, the only daughter and elder of two...

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Hovey, Henrietta

Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Education; Dance. 1155 words.

Hovey, Henrietta (06 April 1849–16 March 1918), Delsartean teacher, was born Henriette Knapp in Cooperstown, New York, the daughter of Edgar Knapp and Catharine Tyler. Hovey’s lifelong...

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Stebbins, Genevieve

Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Dance. 1386 words.

Stebbins, Genevieve (07 March 1857–1914?), American Delsartean teacher and writer, was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of James Cole Stebbins, a lawyer, and Henrietta Smith,...

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Washington, Fredi

Laurie A. Woodard.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Dance; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1391 words.

Washington, Fredi (23 December 1903–28 June 1994), actress, dancer, and civil rights activist, was born Fredericka Carolyn Washington in Savannah, Georgia, the second child and eldest...

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