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burlyqnell:

Taffey O’Neil - The Kandy Kid: vintage 8x10 photoTaffey originally worked as a delivery person on a dry cleaning route, when she met a burlesque dancer that encouraged her to give the stage a try. Taffey performed mainly on the West Coast, to stay close to family. Shortly after she began her burlesque career, her son was diagnosed with polio and he was hospitalized for a year. Taffey would dance at night, and work with her son through physical therapy during the day. Eventually, he was able to walk again through hard work, and no doubt greatly aided, by the devotion of a loving, supportive mother.

burlyqnell:

Taffey O’Neil - The Kandy Kid: vintage 8x10 photo

Taffey originally worked as a delivery person on a dry cleaning route, when she met a burlesque dancer that encouraged her to give the stage a try. Taffey performed mainly on the West Coast, to stay close to family. Shortly after she began her burlesque career, her son was diagnosed with polio and he was hospitalized for a year. Taffey would dance at night, and work with her son through physical therapy during the day. Eventually, he was able to walk again through hard work, and no doubt greatly aided, by the devotion of a loving, supportive mother.

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