Jean Veloz has died at 98 ... dancer known for Lindy Hop routine in Hollywood ... trends now
Dancer Jean Veloz, known for her Lindy Hop dances, died at the age of 98 on Sunday at her Los Angeles home.
She had appeared in films such as 1943's Swing Fever, 1943's Jive Junction and 1945's The Horn Blows at Midnight.
Her death was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by her agent and friend Rusty Frank.
The latest: Dancer Jean Veloz, known for her Lindy Hop dances, died at the age of 98 on Sunday at her Los Angeles home, her agent said
'Jean innovated a style of swing dance that was admired around the world,' Frank told the publication. 'It was silky smooth and greatly contrasted the more jitterbug style prevalent during the 1930s-'40s.'
He added: 'Every moment spent with Jean was a lesson on how to live a life. Her positive attitude was unparalleled, her love of people immense.'
Frank had produced an event in 2010 titled A Tribute to the Groovie Movie, which paid homage to Veloz and her creative contributions to her craft.
In Swing Fever from MGM, Veloz danced in the number One Girl and Two Boys alongside a pair of servicemen Lennie Smith and Don Gallagher played, to the