Deanie Gordon (Bernice Oliver)

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Greenwood, South Carolina, USA
Deani Gordon, was the most charming and vivacious of the Harlem chorines and dancers of the Golden Era of Harlem. With her beauty, charm, and talent, she became one of the most popular dancers, dancing in just about every popular Harlem nightclub, including the Cotton Club, Apollo, The Mimo Club, and others, and she frequently was photographed and written about in the leading black newspapers of the day. She worked with legends like Duke Ellington, Joe Louis, Louis Armstrong, W.C. Handy, Ella Fitzgerald, Sugar Ray Robinson, and others. Deani also appeared in films on both the east and west coast. Read more...


Character: Dancer in 'Public Melody No. 1'

Artists & Models 1937