Babs Shanton

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Babs Shanton
Babs Shanton.jpg
BornJune 17, 1912
Died1947 (aged 34 or 35)
Spouse(s)Marshall Heminway (m.?-?; divorced)
Townshend Martin (m.1941)
Children3

Georgia "Babs" Shanton (June 17, 1912 - 1947) was a Puerto Rican-American performer with the Ziegfeld Follies and a singer with the Lucky Strike Dance Orchestra.[1] She was a model for The John Robert Powers firm, a "Powers Girl" in the early 1930s appearing in many print advertisements.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Shanton was born in Puerto Rico to George and Margaret Shanton.[4] She came to the United States at the age of 10, arriving at Ellis Island on November 27, 1922.[5][6] She attended the Florida State College for Women in Tallahassee, Florida.[7] She was married to Marshall Heminway. They had a son, Marshall, and lived in New York City.[8][9] She later married Townshend Martin in 1941 and they had two sons Michael and Alan. [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O, David (2018-09-04). "A Carnival in the Air". A New Yorker State of Mind. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  2. ^ "Cotton Blouse Advertisement". Oakland Tribune (Volume 120, Number 61). 2 March 1934. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  3. ^ Wissinger, E. (2015). This Year's Model: Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour. NYU Press. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-4798-6477-5. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  4. ^ "FamilySearch". FamilySearch 1930 Census (in German). 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  5. ^ "Untitled Document". Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  6. ^ "The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island". The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. 2014-08-20. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  7. ^ "Flastacowo : Florida State College for Women". Internet Archive. 2016-10-23. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  8. ^ "FamilySearch Passenger Manifest". FamilySearch.org (in German). 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  9. ^ "FamilySearch 1940 Census". FamilySearch.org (in German). 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  10. ^ Rogers, Thomas (1982-10-29). "TOWNSEND MARTIN, SPORTSMAN, AT 74". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-01-06.