Sally Rand

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Birthday
3, 1904
Birthplace
Elkton, MO
Death Date
Aug 31, 1979 (75)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1904
Birthplace
Elkton, MO
Death Date
Aug 31, 1979 (75)

About

Burlesque performer and film actress known by the stage name of "Billie Beck." She was famous for her trademark "bubble dance" and "fan dance" and was the star of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.

Before Fame

She began acting in professional stage productions when she was thirteen years old. Before moving to Hollywood, she worked for the Ringling Brothers Circus as an acrobat.

Trivia

During her burlesque acts, she often adorned herself with ostrich feathers.

Family Life

She grew up in Elkton, Missouri with a retired U.S. Army colonel for a father and a teacher for a mother.

Associated With

She and Gypsy Rose Lee were both well-known burlesque dancers.