Vaudeville was all the rage when 14-year-old Doris Travis lied about her age to join the Ziegfeld Follies. Now 94, she's pulled out her tap shoes for a return engagement.
"I dance the same as I did 79 years ago," Travis said in Norman, Okla., recently. "Maybe not with the same spring in my foot, but my style hasn't changed. I haven't tried any of these new jazz or rock moves!"She headed to New York this week to join five other former Ziegfeld girls for an AIDS benefit at the New Amsterdam Theatre, the restored vaudeville-era showplace off Times Square where the original Follies were staged.
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Actor Sir John Gielgud 94
Actor Rod Steiger 73
Actor Bradford Dillman 68
Singer Loretta Lynn 63
Actress Julie Christie 58
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar 21