In 1930, she invented the “Fan Dance” while performing at a NYC nightclub.. The following year, she was voted: “The Most Beautiful Showgirl on Broadway”.. The cachet of that billing, allowed her to take her act across America.. By the end of the 40’s, it became increasingly difficult to find work. And she developed an addiction to heroin..
In October of ‘56, she leapt to her death from a Chicago hotel room window.. She had been virtually penniless at the time; being supported financially by family living in Erie, Pennsylvania. She was 45 years old..