November 25, 1995 in Nation/World

Champion Ballroom Dancer Waltzes Away

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Edna Deane, the world champion ballroom dancer famous for being the girl “who’s danced with the Prince of Wales,” has died. She was 90.

Deane died Wednesday. She suffered from osteoporosis.

At a ball in the mid-1920s, Prince Edward - later King Edward VIII was so entranced that he asked her dance nine times.

The incident inspired Herbert Farjeon, a playwright and songwriter, to pen the popular song “I’ve Danced With a Man, Who’s Danced with a Girl, Who’s Danced with the Prince of Wales.”


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