Posts tagged dancer’s life

A Dancer’s Life: Meet Mona Crawford

The 1943 Miss Delaware, who received her pageant title at age 14 after entering the competition on a dare, would go to dance and sing in many nightclubs around the country, appear on television, as well as The Great White Way. Mona Crawford, a native of Wilmington, Delaware, remembers an inspiration to perform at the… continue reading ›

Dancers on Dancers: Teak Lewis Remembers Lawrence Merritt

I met Larry in 1999, the year that I retired. I knew who he was all along since he was the guy who always got the jobs that I wanted. He was tall, he had a good singing voice, and he was a hell of a dancer. More you couldn’t ask for. After twenty-five years… continue reading ›

Showgirl Spotlight: Carla Meyer Arndt

Carla Meyer Arndt was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to a Marge and Carl Meyer. Marge worked for Prudential Insurance in Newark, while Carla’s father was employed in the Garment District of Manhattan. As an adolescent, Carla assisted a dance instructor in the instructor’s basement of their local housing development. She would continue to help the… continue reading ›

Adelle Gutman Cohen: A Dancer’s Story

My name is Adelle Gutman Cohen. I was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts to Rachel and Louis Gutman. My mother was a homemaker, and my father a master safe cracker and locksmith who worked for Independent Lock Company. I started dance classes at the age of five studying Denishawn, a form of modern dance. And then… continue reading ›