Helen Barnes ~ The Doomed Dancer1 min read

Helen Barnes

Helen Barnes was a preferred Ziegfeld Follies dancer who died younger in a automobile accident

She was born Helen Gertrude Barnes on July 5, 1895 in Shelton, Connecticut. Her father, William Barnes, labored as a typewriter salesman. When she was a baby the household moved to Washington, D.C. On the age of 19 she made her Broadway debut in Watch Your Step. Helen joined the Ziegfeld Follies in June of 1915. She would spend 4 seasons with the Follies and carried out as a balloon woman within the Midnight Frolic. In 1918 she acquired rave evaluations for her starring position within the play Squab Farm. Then she appeared within the Broadway exhibits The 5 Million, An Harmless Thought, and Girls Evening. Helen was shut mates with Olive Thomas and noticed her just some days earlier than right here tragic demise.

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She launched into a 12 months lengthy world tour in 1922. The blue-eyed brunette carried out exhibits in Japan, China, Australia, Monaco, and India. In an interview she mentioned “I’ve been on the stage for six years and I hope to be on it for a few years to return.” When Helen returned to New York she fell in love with Jack Griffin, a twenty-one 12 months previous scholar at Yale. The couple grew to become engaged in early 1925. On June 1, 1925 she and John have been driving to Milford, Connecticut once they have been concerned in a automobile accident. Tragically they have been each killed immediately. Helen was solely twenty-nine years previous. She was buried at
Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven, Connecticut.

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