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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vernon Castle

This week I came across a memorial for Vernon Castle. As a child, I remember seeing Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in a movie called The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle.  Vernon Castle and his wife, Irene were ballroom dancers in the years preceding WWI. After WWI, Vernon Castle taught aviation students at a base just outside Fort Worth, Texas. While on an exercise, his plane stalled and he crashed and died at a site in Benbrook where there is a memorial and a street (Vernon Castle Avenue) named after him. 

1 comment:

Joanne said...

right in your own backyard. How cool is that?