Vivian Porter ~ The Lovely Dancer

Vivian Porter

Vivian Porter was a dancer who appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies and the George White's Scandals

She was born Vivian Constance Porter on July 27, 1911 in Mount Vernon, New York. Her British father, Walter Porter, worked as a real estate agent. Vivian made her Broadway debut in the 1929 musical Show Girl. Then she danced with the Rockettes and appeared in the musical Girl Crazy. In 1931 she joined the cast of the Ziegfeld Follies. The following year she starred in George White's Music Hall Varieties. She also worked as an artists model and often posed for Alfred Cheney Johnston. The beautiful blonde had a small part in the 1934 film Moulin Rouge. Unfortunately it would be her only movie role.

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Vivian posing nude for Alfred Cheney Johnston

Vivian returned to Broadway in 1935 to appear in George White's Scandals. Soon after she retired from show business and moved in with her parents in New Jersey.  She was briefly hospitalized in 1940 after having an operation. Vivian married Daniel Weintraub, a retired Navy Admiral. They bought a home in Ashbury Park, New Jersey and adopted a daughter named Barbara Anne. In 1950 she was a judge Miss New Jersey beauty pageant. Then she was interviewed on the local television show Whirligig. On August 13, 1968 she died at the age of fifty-seven. Her cause of death was not revealed publicly.

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