Panama Hattie (1940). Musical comedy.
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5' (1.52 m)
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[assessing her appeal as a performer] I have big teeth. I lisp. My eyes disappear when I smile. My voice is funny. I don't sing like Judy Garland
. I don't dance like Cyd Charisse
. But women identify with me. And while men desire Cyd Charisse, they'd take me home to meet Mom.
Could cry on cue, a talent she shared with Margaret O'Brien
. Allyson's method for triggering tears was to "try very, very hard not to cry . . . So the more I thought about not crying the more I cried." According to Allyson, during O'Brien's death scene in Little Women
(1949), they "could not stop" crying.
Her husky speaking and singing voice