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Vaudeville days recalled in Amsterdam

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Red-haired Amsterdam native Inez Courtney was 15 when she performed a specialty dance act during a three-day run in the vaudeville show at the Rialto Theater in Amsterdam in October 1923. People referred to her as St. Vitus, Mosquito and Lightning. Born into a large Irish-American family, Courtney took up the stage after her father died. Vaudeville was a mix of specialized stage acts including dancers, singers, comedians and even roller skaters. Vaudevillians toured America, ...

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