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Original Cotton Club Dancer Dies

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One of the original dancers at the famed Cotton Club is dead.

Juanita Boisseau died last week at the age of 100.

A Baltimore native, Boisseau began performing at the Harlem institution in the early 1930s where she danced with the legendary Lena Horne.

Run by the infamous gangster Dutch Schultz, the Cotton Club was her main stage until she moved to France and became a fixture of Paris' Jazz Age, dancing with Josephine Baker.

Juanita Boisseau's funeral will be held Friday at the North Presbyterian Church.

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