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Deane L. Root

(b London, July 4, 1898; d New York, Sept 6, 1952). English actress, singer and dancer. She was a child performer in pantomime and musicals and from 1916 appeared in revue in London. She introduced ‘Parisian Pierrot’ by her lifelong friend Noël Coward in his revue ...

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Deane L. Root

(b Weatherford, TX, Dec 1, 1913; d Rancho Mirage, CA, Nov 3, 1990). American actress, singer and dancer. Her mother was a violinist. Martin taught social and stage dance, sang on radio and in films, and achieved fame in 1938 performing ‘My heart belongs to daddy’ in Cole Porter’s ...

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William A. Everett and Lee Snook

(b Los Angeles, Mar 12, 1946). American actress, singer and dancer, the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. She made her film début while still a toddler in the Judy Garland vehicle In the Good Old Summertime (1949). In her late teens she began to establish herself as a singer and dancer in nightclubs and on stage, and her New York début was as Ethel Hofflinger in the off-Broadway ...

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William Brooks

(b Marbleton, PQ, Aug 1, 1878; d Hollywood, CA, Jan 11, 1947). American singer and dancer of Canadian birth. Her family moved to Holyoke, Massachusetts, in the early 1880s, where she played the child leads in stock companies from the age of eight. In ...