Boots Mallory (Patricia Mallory)

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Patricia Boots Mallory was raised in Mobile, Alabama. She was discovered by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., where she got her start in show biz. A tall, thin, natural blond teenager, she caught his keen eye. Her career began in the era of early talkies after the silent movie era. When Boots' younger sister, Viola "Bodie" (Mallory) Avinger, gave birth to identical twin boys Cleveland (Cleve) and Steven (Steve) Lewis on February 19, 1941, Boots Mallory Cagney wanted twins like her middle sister and so she adopted fraternal twins Jill and William shortly after that. Read more...