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Mara Gaye
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1920
Death: Jul. 22, 2005

Exotic dancer. Born Marjorie Helen Ginsberg in New York. She was cast as a dancer alongside Ann Miller in the 1936 film The Devil on Horseback and she won both the Miss North Dallas and Miss Dallas beauty contests in 1936. She performed at the Casa Manana in 1937 as part of the Fort Worth Centennial Frontier Fiesta exhibition produced by Billy Rose. Fan dancer Sally Rand was the main attraction of the show. She continued to perform in the Casa Manana show when it moved and opened in New York. During her exotic striptease career with performaned at Minksys, the Troc, the Hudson Theater, Empire Theater, Club Samoa on Broadway, the Willows, on stage in Detroit, Michigan, as well as numerous private functions. She was also the birthday suprise for former baseball player Phil Rizzuto. In the 1960s she and Tana Louise started an exotic bizarre costumes mail order company called Tana and Mara.

 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes near her home
 
Created by: Medora
Record added: Sep 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15895742
Mara Gaye
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