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Also Known As: Died: September 14, 1996
Born: September 25, 1936 Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: India Profession: actor, dancer

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Juliet Prowse was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1995, she performed in a 10-week summer run of "Sugar Babies" in Las Vagas. In 1960, she appeared in "GI Blues" opposite Elvis Presley. In 1981, she starred in "Hey, Look Me Over!" in New York. Prowse began her acting career appearing in various films, such as "Can-Can" (1960) with Frank Sinatra, "G.I. Blues" (1960) and "The Fiercest Heart" (1961). She also appeared in "The Second Time Around" (1961) with Debbie Reynolds and "Who Killed Teddy Bear?" (1965). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Second Chance" (ABC, 1971-72). She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Love Boat" (ABC, 1977-1986). She also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "Don Rickles -- Alive and Kicking" (CBS, 1972-73) and "The Stars and Stripes Show" (NBC, 1974-75). Additionally, she could be seen on a variety of television specials like "Las Vegas: An All Star 75th Anniversary" (1987-88), "The 12th Annual Circus of the Stars" (CBS, 1987-88) and "The 1990 Mother/Daughter USA Pageant" (1989-1990). Prowse more recently worked on "Championship Ballroom Dancing (1996)" ...

Juliet Prowse was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1995, she performed in a 10-week summer run of "Sugar Babies" in Las Vagas. In 1960, she appeared in "GI Blues" opposite Elvis Presley. In 1981, she starred in "Hey, Look Me Over!" in New York. Prowse began her acting career appearing in various films, such as "Can-Can" (1960) with Frank Sinatra, "G.I. Blues" (1960) and "The Fiercest Heart" (1961). She also appeared in "The Second Time Around" (1961) with Debbie Reynolds and "Who Killed Teddy Bear?" (1965). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Second Chance" (ABC, 1971-72). She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Love Boat" (ABC, 1977-1986). She also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "Don Rickles -- Alive and Kicking" (CBS, 1972-73) and "The Stars and Stripes Show" (NBC, 1974-75). Additionally, she could be seen on a variety of television specials like "Las Vegas: An All Star 75th Anniversary" (1987-88), "The 12th Annual Circus of the Stars" (CBS, 1987-88) and "The 1990 Mother/Daughter USA Pageant" (1989-1990). Prowse more recently worked on "Championship Ballroom Dancing (1996)" (PBS, 1995-96). Prowse was married to John McCook and had one child. Prowse was cousin to Peter Prowse. Prowse passed away in September 1996 at the age of 60.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Second Chance (1972) Martha Foster
2.
 Spree (1967)
3.
 Run for Your Wife (1966) Jenny
4.
 Who Killed Teddy Bear? (1965) Norah
5.
 Dingaka (1965) Marion Davis
6.
 The Fiercest Heart (1961) Francina Prinsloo
7.
 The Right Approach (1961) Ursula Poe
8.
 The Second Time Around (1961) Rena, a dancehall girl
9.
 Can-Can (1960) Claudine
10.
 G.I. Blues (1960) Lili
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Dancer in European dance clubs; spotted by Hollywood choreographer Hermes Pan
1959:
Gained international exposure when then-Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev watched a rehearsal of "Can Can," starring Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine, and declared her dance immoral
1960:
Appeared in "GI Blues" opposite Elvis Presley
1962:
Broke engagement to Frank Sinatra after six weeks
1965:
Starred in the TV series "Mona McCluskey"
1966:
Final movie "Run for Your Wife"
1966:
Featured in "Sweet Charity" at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
1981:
Starred in "Hey, Look Me Over!" in New York
1987:
Attacked by trained leopard during rehearsal for "Circus of the Stars"; two months later in a promotion on the "Tonight Show" for "Circus of the Stars" was again attacked by the same leopard and required dozens of stiches in her jaw, ear and neck
1994:
Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; went into remission
1995:
Performed in a 10-week summer run of "Sugar Babies" in Las Vagas
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Notes

Danced in Johannesburg's Festival Ballet at the age of 14

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companion:
Frank Sinatra. Actor, singer. Breifly engaged in 1962.
husband:
John McCook. Actor. Divorced; second husband; survived her.
companion:
B J Allen. Survived her.

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mother:
Phylis Polte. Survived her.
brother:
Clive Prowse. Doctor. Survived her.
son:
Seth McCook. Survived her.

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