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The Worrell sisters were the only dancing rivals to the greatest female performer of the era, Lotta Crabtree. They performed in clog-dancing shoes, but their reputation took a hit when it was later discovered that Jennie Worrell's clogs had trick heels (heels that were hollowed out with tin-lined boxes placed inside and holding two bullets), that made it sound like she was dancing faster than she really was.
Jennie, the star performer, eventually became dissolute, which led to financial ruin and a destitute lifestyle. She died alone in the Coney Island marshes where she had wandered in search of a place to sleep. A fire started, perhaps from a match or cigarette, and she perished in the wildfire in August, 1899.
- Graphic Arts Collection, Special Collections, Firestone Library Princeton University, "Burlesque actress Jennie Worrell dies penniless in Coney Island"