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We have all admired dancers in movies and we all recognize the dancing stars like Fred and Ginger, Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth and Eleanor Powell.  Can you name some of the lesser known dancers?  We have had solo dancers, pairs, groups, specialty acts and flash acts. I'll leave it to Princess to explain flash acts.  How many of these dancers can you name?

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Eight)Michael Kidd

3) Paul Draper and Ruby Keeler

 

*As always, I'll leave the rest for several others who also like to participate.

** And the Berry Brothers were the greatest flash act in show business. Dancers who did fantastically dangerous and intricate acrobatic Feats while dancing without taps.

The Nicholas Brothers were also excellent at acrobatics but they also were tap dancing always in their routines. So they would be a flash tap dancing act.

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

We have all admired dancers in movies and we all recognize the dancing stars like Fred and Ginger, Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth and Eleanor Powell.  Can you name some of the lesser known dancers?  We have had solo dancers, pairs, groups, specialty acts and flash acts. I'll leave it to Princess to explain flash acts.  How many of these dancers can you name?

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2. June Allyson, the Blackburn Twins (?) that's June in Words and Music, the other 2 are a guess

5. Ray Bolger

6. Juliet Prowse

10. Buddy Ebsen

12. Bobby Van

15. Gwenn Verdon

16. Marge and Gower Champion

19. Moira Shearer

20. Bob Fosse

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2 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

And to clean the rest of this up.....

4) Hal Leroy

7) The Condos Brothers

 9,13 and 14 are still open

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Good, I think it's nice to leave a few open for somebody else.

 BTW-- I can't see  #13.

That still leaves #9 & # 14.

5 minutes ago, lavenderblue19 said:

 9,13 and 14 are still open

 

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19 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

Good, I think it's nice to leave a few open for somebody else.

 BTW-- I can't see  #13.

That still leaves #9 & # 14.

 

I can see 13, it's still open. Maybe Miles can post another photo that you'll be able to see

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Here is #13 again.  He was in several Warner Bros. musicals in the late 1930's.  He became a Broadway star in the 1940's.

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 What, no more guesses?

#13 once danced on a giant typewriter with Ruby Keeler.

#21 was a fine young song and dance man in the MGM backyard musicals of the early forties.

#22 was part of the Jivin' Jacks And Jills at Universal in the forties.  She frequently danced with Donald O'Connor.

#23 was a ballet dancer who was in movies with Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby.

 

  

 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
  
   
 

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On 3/3/2019 at 12:39 PM, Princess of Tap said:

13) Lee Dixon

23) One of France's greatest ballet dancers-- Zizi Jeanmaire

All correct so far.  This question has been up long enough.   #21 is Ray McDonald.  Here he is in a short clip:

 

 

#22 is Peggy Ryan.  Here she is in a clip without her usual partner, Donald O'Connor:

 

 

When I first saw that clip, I thought it might be the Princess Of Tap back in high school.

 

I'll leave the thread open for now.

 

 

 

 

  

 
 
   
  
 
 
  
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 Let's see if we can revive this thread.  Who are these folks?

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3.  Simone Simon in Josette (1938) 

 

4.  Jane Randolph 

 

 

 

 

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3. Simone Simon

4. Jane Randolph

the small photo is also Jane Randolph

I know the other 2 and the connection but I'll leave it for someone else

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The connection is that the women in photos 1 and 2 were in a remake of a movie that the women in photos 3 and 4 were in some years earlier.   The movies were about forty years apart.
 
Now, does anyone know them?

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1. is Nastassja Kinski...so the film (remake) would be..Cat People  ?  and that would mean 2. is Annette O'Toole?  

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Yes, Shutoo, you are correct.  Thanks to Shutoo and Lavender for identifying these actresses.  Lavender doesn't post photos, so Shutoo gets the thread.

 

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well...is it time for more...actresses in hats!!? (part 4..)  where there's more than one, name both

1. Virginia Grey

2. Mary Treen

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4. Bonita Granville in a scene from 'Maid of Salem' a film about witchcraft set in the 17th century directed by Frank Lloyd for Paramount

5. Sisters actress June Havoc and burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee

6. Barbara Hale

7. Loretta Young & Una Merkel - Midnight Mary 1933

8. Phyllis Calvert

9. It's The Pictures That Got Small ...: THE WEDNESDAY GLAMOUR 15!

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#2 is Mary Treen

#10 looks like Zita Johann.  She was in "The Mummy" with Boris Karloff.  She was once married to John Houseman, whom you remember from "The Paper Chase" movie and TV series.

 
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