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Janet McGrew


A native of the District of Columbia who was sheparded into the life of a dancing girl by Cara B. Shreve, handler of the juvenile productions at the National Theater, Janet McGrew began her career as a chorine in "The Runaway Princess" (1915). She went directly from amateur dramas to the stage of Florenz Ziegfeld's "Sally" (1921). She was one of the first of the Ziegfeld girls who opted for a bob. She played in the summer edition of the "Ziegfeld Follies" in 1922. She spent much of the later 1920s as a dinner club and vaudeville performer before appearing in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1932. David S. Shields/ALS