Roberta Leonard, aka Roberta Elva
In 1937 she appeared, aged 14, in the show "Opera on Ice" in London, and in 1915 she took part in the touring revue "Ice Capades" across the USA. The revue was the basis for her film debut Ice-Capades
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I hated the ice. I hated the cold, the smell, everything about it. I only did it for the money. - upon her retirement from skating in 1956
Common misinformation about her second husband: he was Irish-born actor James Berwick
(1929-2000), who sometimes went by his birth name James Kenny. The couple married in 1967 and ended after his passing in 2000. Belita was never married to actor James Kenney
(1930-1982), who, by sheer coincidence, was christened Kenneth Berwick.
The Ice Maiden