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Vernon Castle
Original name: William Vernon Blythe
Birth: May 2, 1887
Norwich
City of Norwich
Norfolk, England
Death: Feb. 15, 1918
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

Dancer. Born in Norwich, Norfolk, England, together with his wife Irene Castle, they became one of the most popular ballroom dance teams of the early 20th Century. They gained worldwide popularity for their graceful style and introducing such dances as the one-step, fox-trot, turkey trot, castle polka, castle walk and hesitation waltz. He enlisted in the British Royal Flying Corps during World War I, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre after 300 combat missions, and after shooting down two enemy planes. He was killed in a plane crash neat Fort Worth, Texas, while assigned to train American pilots. After his death, Irene Castle retired from dancing. 
 
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  Irene Foote Castle (1893 - 1969)

Cause of death: Plane accident
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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