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Sherle North

Dancer and performer

This obituary was corrected on Aug. 26, 2002.

Sherle North, a longtime dancer and performer, died Aug. 14 of pulmonary complications at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 85.

Born Gladynne Sherle Treihart in Newark, N.J., North made her first public appearance as a dancer at age 2 in an Elsa Greenwood production in Newark. Her career spanned kiddie burlesque, the borscht circuit and nightclubs including the Martinique and Mocambo.

She worked in several Broadway shows including “Tis of Thee,” “If the Shoe Fits,” “You Can’t Sleep Here” and “What Killed Vaudeville.” North also appeared in the Republic feature “An Angel Comes to Brooklyn.”

As a stage performer, she worked with Danny Kaye, Arthur Laurentz, Zero Mostel, Betty Garrett, Mervyn Nelson and Carol Bruce.

She was married for 25 years to film composer Alex North, who passed away in 1991.

In her later years she was involved with numerous children’s charities and also guided and supported numerous young actors.

She is survived by producer son Steven, daughter Elissa, granddaughter Olivia and painter/longtime companion John Kalamaras.

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