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    Jeannette Heller died at 97; she was the oldest living Rockette

    Canuck hoofer Jeanette Heller, 97 - one of the first Radio City Music Hall Rockettes - has joined that great chorus line in the sky. The 5-foot-4 beauty from Paris, Ont. started out as a Roxyette, as the dancers in S.L. "Roxy" Rothafel's troupe were known, after moving to New York in the early 1930s, and she left the Radio City stage at - wait for it - 64 years old. So raise a leg (at a perfectly perpendicular angle, and without arching your back) to Jeannette. Speaking of which, did you know a Rockette isn't allowed to disclose her age? True story. More: Jeanette Heller, 97: Was Radio City Rockette [Toronto Star]