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Rochester Review
July–August 2011
Vol. 73, No. 6

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The Dancer Claimed Them Murray ’64 and Peggy Topf Schwartz ’65 collaborate on a biography that’s a scholarly project and more. By Karen McCally ’02 (PhD)
schwartzesDANCE PARTNERS: Murray and Peggy Topf Schwartz (above), who met as students at Rochester, tell the story of Pearl Primus (opposite), a pioneering dancer and scholar, in their new book. “A lot of what she’d done had been forgotten” by the time the Schwartzes met Primus in 1981, says Murray Schwartz. (Photo: Stan Sherer) More . . .