December 27, 2010
Irene Castle was a famous ballroom dancer from the 1910s to the 1930s and appeared in several silent movies and many Broadway shows. She moved to Eureka Springs (Carroll County) in 1954 and became known for her work for animal rights. She and her husband lived on a fruit farm near the resort city. She died of heart failure in 1969 at Eureka Springs Municipal Hospital.