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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 18, 2000|
|Born:||January 13, 1925||Cause of Death:||natural causes|
|Birth Place:||Culver City, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Began appearing with mother in a dance act at age four
By age six billed as "The Fastest Tapper in the World" and performed at Loew's State Theater on Broadway
Musical comedy debut as a dancer in Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Company revival of "Show Boat"
Film debut in "Presenting Lily Mars"
Wrote nightclub reviews for the Hollywood Reporter in the mid-1940s
After divorce from James Henaghan became assistant to choreographer Jack Cole
Cast by Cole in first Broadway show, Comden and Green's "Bonanza Bound"; show closed in Philadelphia after one week
Assistant choreographer (with George Martin) to Jack Cole on first Broadway musical, "Magdalena"
Broadway performing debut in the revue "Alive and Kicking", dancing with Jack Cole
Appeared as a dancer in films "On the Riviera", "David and Bathsheba", "Meet Me After the Show"
Worked in Hollywood teaching movement to stars such as Lana Turner, Mitzi Gaynor, Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in the early 1950s
Breakthrough Broadway dance role in Michael Kidd's production of Cole Porter's "Can Can"
First co-starring film role in "Damn Yankees", recreating stage role of Lola
Non-musical Broadway debut in "Children! Children!"
Last performance in a Broadway musical, "Chicago"
Was ballet mistress on Fosse's "Dancin'"
TV-movie debut, "Legs"
Starred in TV pilot, "Community Center"
Played Mia Farrow's mother in Woody Allen's "Alcie"
Appeared in "Marvin's Room"
Oversaw the award-winning stage production "Fosse: A Celebration in Song and Dance"
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