Doris was and still is an absolute legend and a total star. For those of you who don't know much about her, allow me to recount some of her amazing life here.
DORIS EATON TRAVIS, THE LAST ZIEGFELD GIRL
at the annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter benefit show.
"...few frailties were in evidence Saturday night as Ms. Eaton Travis, in a pool-blue suit and pearls, sipped coffee and picked at duck breast at dinner with her nephew and chief caregiver, Joe Eaton, and friends at Chez Josephine ... After polishing off her dessert, Ms. Eaton Travis motioned for a piano player to jack up the tempo of Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin,’ ” so she could whirl with Bill George, her personal chef.As they spun, and the crowd gaped, she repeatedly kicked out her right leg and beamed smiles. Then she pointed in the air and pumped her fist, and the pianist hit the final chord, prompting loud applause."