Vernon Castle, one of America's first celebrity dancers, died 100 years ago this year. During WWI, Castle became a military aerial photographer and was killed in a plane crash at Fort Benbrook, Texas, while on a training mission. This clip, from t McClatchy From The New York Public Library Digital Collections
Vernon Castle, one of America's first celebrity dancers, died 100 years ago this year. During WWI, Castle became a military aerial photographer and was killed in a plane crash at Fort Benbrook, Texas, while on a training mission. This clip, from t McClatchy From The New York Public Library Digital Collections

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About Bud Kennedy

Bud Kennedy

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Bud Kennedy is a homegrown Fort Worth guy who started out covering high school football here when he was 16. He went away to the Fort Worth Press and newspapers in Austin and Dallas, then came home in 1981.

Since 1987, he's written more than 1,000 weekly dining columns and more than 3,000 news and politics columns. If you don't like what he says about politics, read him on barbecue.

Email Bud at bud@star-telegram.com