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Gross, Dorothy Bercu, 1917-2015

 Person

Naomi Dorothea (Dorothy) Bercu was born June 14, 1917 in Douglas, Wyoming. Her father George Bercu owned the Chicago Hide, Fur and Wool Company in Douglas and in Denver. He married Olive Mistachkin and the couple became parents of Dorothy (1917-2015), Harryette (1918), Robert (1919), Bernard (1921), and Berverly (1935). From 1925-1928, Dorothy and Harryette danced on the Orpheum Vaudeville circuit around the west. They were later joined by Bob and Bernard and the whole troupe performed from New York City to Juarez, Mexico. The sisters also danced from 1936 to 1939. Dorothy attended the University of Utah in Ogden, Utah beginning in 1930 at the age of sixteen. She started a theatrical booking agency in Salt Lake City and taught dancing. Dorothy married Norman Gross in 1941 after he had signed up for her dance class. They raised three children, Valerie (Schreiber), Gary, and Dennis in Dallas, Texas. She also taught fitness classes. She died in Dallas in 2015.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Box 27, between 1940-2010

 File — Box: B356.05.0027
Identifier: B356.05.0027
Scope and Contents Contains three scrapbooks with photographs and travel souvenirs of the Mistachkin, Bercu, Gross and Horwitz families.
Dates: between 1940-2010

Vacation Souvenirs, 1969-1995

 File
Identifier: B356.04.0024.0003
Scope and Contents Menus, souvenir maps, Moscow hotel reservation, and Northwest Orient Texas Medical Association.
Dates: 1969-1995