How well do you know Arthur Murray?
Did you know his real name was Moses?
Today in celebration of his birthday on April 4th 1895, we wanted to give you some fun facts about the man behind the success of the Arthur Murray international ballroom dance company we’ve all come to know and love.
Here are some fun facts for you to get to know him a little better!
Arthur Murray, was born in Galicia, Austria-Hungary, by the name Moses Teichman.
His family came to America when he was 2 years old.
Arthur, was self conscious and shy at a young age.
He found that he was able to connect with girls when he asked them to dance at weddings or social events.
He worked as a draftsman by day, and a dance teacher by night.
His slogan became, “If you can walk, we can teach you how to dance”.
At one point he was teaching Eleanor Roosevelt, the Duke of Windsor, John D. Rockefeller, Elizabeth Arden, and James Kennedy.
Murray started selling his dance lessons by mail using a kinetoscope.
He organized the worlds first “radio dance”, where he organized a band that played songs which were broadcasted for 150 ballroom dancers at a location in Atlanta, GA.
Him & his wife, had twin daughters named, Jane and Phyllis.
He studied business administration at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Now we could go on for the rest of the day about the wonderful things Arthur Murray accomplished in his lifetime.
Santa Rosa’s Ice-Cream Social Party: Thursday, April 4th @ 8:30pm
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