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Doris Eaton Travis (The Last Ziegfeld Girl)Travis died in 2010. Mrs.She had no children and left no immediate survivors.“Last of the Ziegfeld Girls, Dies at 106” (The New York Times) traversed one of the longest and more inspiring careers in show business.On stage since childhood,she was the youngest chorus girl ever hired in the Ziegfeld Follies,a popular theatrical spectacle of the early 20th century designed to "glorify the American girl."By the time of her death from an aneurysm at a hospital in Commerce, Mich.,Mrs. Travis was the last surviving chorus girl from the Follies,according to Ziegfeld archivist Nils Hanson.He said Mrs. Travis's death "marks the end of the Ziegfeld golden era of Broadway."Afterward,Mrs.Travis appeared in a few silent films and was regarded as a reliable performer in stage revues and musical comedies.She introduced the song "Singin' in the Rain" in a 1929 Broadway production.
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