The Press: Coming Home

Friends in Seattle remember Betty Graham as a slender, doe-eyed girl with a "restless mind." Majoring in psychology at the University of Washington, she was a topflight student and a Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority member with a normal interest in fun and parties. But she had no time for a steady boy friend or the small college talk of her friends; to her friends she seemed to be seeking a more intellectual interest.

In the summer of 1936, when she was 20, she found it. She went to Shanghai to visit her architect father (with offices in Seattle and Shanghai), and fell...

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