Kathleen Eloise Rockwell (1873–1957), best known as "Klondike Kate," gained fame as a dancer and vaudeville star during the Klondike Gold Rush, where she met Alexander Pantages who later became a very successful vaudeville/motion picture mogul. She gained notoriety for her flirtatious dancing and ability to keep hard-working miners happy, if not inebriated.
In 1898 Kate Rockwell made her way to Dawson and the Klondike just because and then found she'd have to earn a livelihood. That is when she became an "entertainer" at the St. Paul Winter Carnival which was a type of casino at the time. She became known as "Klondike Kate" and today has a following in "Klondike Kates" a sisterhood.