Ethnic Women of Cleveland

Olga Gaydos Oral History

Olga Gaydos interviewed by Jeanette E. Tuve September 18, 1986 as part of Ethnic Women of Cleveland

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Olga Gaydos

Olga Gaydos is the mother of two daughters and a son, as well as a talented dancer and dance teacher to many - including the actors and actresses in the 1978 film "The Deer Hunter", which was filmed at St. Theodosius cathedral, her home parish.

She became the director of the St. Theodosius Folk Dancers in 1960, and was the subject of an article in the Cleveland Press in December 1977.

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Our thanks go to the Women's Comprehensive Program and the History Department, both of the Cleveland State University, to the George Gund Foundation for their assistance and permissions in producing this site.

A special thanks to Olga Gaydos for such a wonderful oral history.

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