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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

Box 25, between 1960-2007

 File — Box: B356.04.0025
Identifier: B356.05.0025
Overview The six photograph album and article about Steve Bercu show images and information about multiple generations of a Jewish American family from the western United States. Includes a wedding album from the marriage of Valerie Gross and Julian V. Horwitz.
Dates: between 1960-2007

Box 25, between 1960-2007

 File — Box: B356.04.0025
Identifier: B356.04.0025
Overview The six photograph albums of the Gross family and an article about Steve Bercu show images and gives information about multiple generations of a Jewish American family from the western United States. Includes a wedding album from the marriage of Valerie Gross and Julian V. Horwitz and a 90th birthday album for Dorothy Bercu Gross.
Dates: between 1960-2007

Valerie Gross Wedding, 1961 December 31

 File
Identifier: B356.05.0026.0012
Scope and Contents Wedding invitation for the marriage of Valerie Lynn Gross to Julian Victor Horwitz December 31, 1961 and a photograph of Valerie Horwitz in her wedding gown.
Dates: 1961 December 31