Dagmar (born Virginia Ruth Egnor; November 29, 1921 – October 9, 2001) was an American actress, model, and television personality. In the 1950s, she became one of the first major female stars of television, receiving much press coverage.
After her marriage to Angelo Lewis ended, she was married to actor Danny Dayton through much of the 1950s, and then to bandleader Dick Hinds in 1967. After years on the nightclub circuit, she moved to Ceredo, West Virginia, in June 1996 to be near her family. In her last years, she lived with her brother, Bob Egnor, and his wife. Dagmar died in Ceredo on October 9, 2001, of undisclosed causes. She was survived by three sisters, three brothers, an aunt, and numerous nieces and nephews. In 2006, she was among the first to be inducted into the newly formed West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the Museum of Radio and Technology in Huntington, West Virginia.
Egnor was born in Yawkey, West Virginia, and went to high school in Huntington, West Virginia, where she was known as Ruthie. She attended Huntington Business School and worked at Walgreens as a cashier, waitress, sandwich maker, and soda jerk. After her marriage to Angelo Lewis in 1941, she moved to New York, where he was a naval officer, stationed at Navy Ferry Command on Long Island.
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