Nancy Myers, Who Danced as Tammi True at Jack Ruby's Carousel Club, Dies at 81

Nancy Myers, a prominent dancer at Jack Ruby's Carousel Club in downtown Dallas, died Tuesday morning. She was 81. Myers, who went by the stage name Tammi True, died from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Ashwood Court Assisted Living in Richland Hills, according to her family. "She had an extraordinary life," said her oldest daughter, Dawn Needham of Fort Worth. "She had many lives, and they were all wonderful. She did many extraordinary things." Myers spent her later years performing at different venues by invitation and giving talks about her former boss, who fatally shot John F. Kennedy's assassin, Harvey Lee Oswald, in the basement of the city's old police headquarters."She was a strong-willed, independent woman before anyone put a name to it," Needham said.Born and raised in Fort Worth, Myers started performing the twist in her early 20s as a side gig with a band of military men.She quit her job as a secretary to begin dancing full time in 1961 at Ruby's club. It wasn't long before she became Miss Excitement, a headline stripper at the Carousel.  Continue reading...

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