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Hazel Dawn; Singer, Actress

September 03, 1988

Hazel Dawn, 98, whose singing and acting talents in the early 1900s included a starring role in the Ziegfeld Follies and who came to be known as the Pink Lady, after a show of that name. Born in Utah, her family moved to Wales where her Mormon father was a missionary. She began her career in London musical comedies and made her Broadway stage debut in 1911 in the popular musical "The Pink Lady." Miss Dawn went on to become a celebrated singer and actress, starring in "The Debutant" and "Up in Mabel's Room," in addition to the "Ziegfeld Follies." In 1927 she married a Montana mining engineer, Charles Gruwell, and gave up her career. After Gruwell, reportedly one of the richest men in the West, died in 1941, she went to work in the casting department of the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency and reappeared professionally in the 1946 film "Margie." On Sunday in New York City.

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