Coles, the widow of late Broadway star Charles Coles, passed away on Friday (06Nov09). No further details of her death were available as WENN went to press.
Coles began her career as a chorus line dancer in New York's theatres in the 1930s and went on to perform with numerous bands, appearing on stage with stars including Jimmy Lunceford, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Count Basie.
She formed her own all-female dance troupe, the Silver Belles, in the 1980s which was later featured in Heather MacDonald’s acclaimed 2005 documentary, Been Rich All My Life.
Coles continued her dance career teaching students at New York University.