Irene <I>Foote</I> Castle

Irene Foote Castle

New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 25 Jan 1969 (aged 75)
Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot H-2 Parkview
Memorial ID 180 · View Source
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Dancer. Born Irene Foote in New Rochelle, New York, together with her husband Vernon 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. Irene is also credited with creating the fashion for bobbed hair. Following her husband's death in an 1918 airplane crash, she retired from dancing.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Irene Foote Castle (17 Apr 1893–25 Jan 1969), Find a Grave Memorial no. 180, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .