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Gilda Gray

Gilda Gray

Dancer + Singer + Actress
Born Oct 24, 1901

Gilda Gray was a Polish born American actress and dancer who became famous in the U.S. for popularizing a dance called the "shimmy" which became fashionable in 1920s films and theater productions.

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1901 Birth Gilda Gray was born as Marianna Michalska in Kraków (then part of Galicia-Lodomeria, Austria-Hungary, now part of Poland) on 24 October 1901, to Max and Wanda Michalski, who emigrated to the United States in 1909 and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. … Read More


1959 58 Years Old By the time of her death at the age of 58 from a second heart attack, on December 22, 1959, Gilda Gray was again in financial trouble. … Read More
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