Admiral’s daughter

Here’s a photograph of a dancer from the May 27 1930 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:


The wire service that supplied the Star’s photographs appears to have gotten it wrong: Clothilde von Derp (1892-1974), the wife and performing partner of dancer Alexander Sakharoff, was actually the daughter of Major Hans Edler von der Planitz.

Ms. von Derp and Mr. Sakharoff enjoyed a long-standing marriage and professional relationship. They danced together until retiring in 1956, and remained married until he passed away in 1963.

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