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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 1924

Mini Bio (2)

Faith Dane spent the summer of 1966 in St. Croix of the Virgin Islands. She was married to Russell B. Johnson, an attorney on St. Croix. Faith starred in a local production of "Gypsy" and rode through town in her gypsy costume, the horse all decorated and her in strip-tease costume, with the native residents looking on. She moved back to California to pursue her movie career and divorced her husband.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Russell Robin Johnson <Tarawood@Bellsouth.net>

Played Mazeppa in Broadway company of "Gypsy" (1959) and repeated her role in the 1962 film version. According to her biography in one of the original "Gypsy" programs, she had performed in nightclubs (including a stint as an exotic dancer) and on television prior to playing the role, and was also a portrait painter, swimming champion, classical pianist, and player of the bugle, trumpet, flute and drums. She has since married a Washington, D.C. political figure and is currently (August, 2002) running for mayor of the district.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Jude Crannitch (1983 - present)
Russell B. Johnson (1965 - 1969) (divorced)

Trivia (3)

Legally changed name to single word "Faith".
Faith claimed to have created much of the direction and stage business for her character "Miss Mazeppa" in the original Broadway production of Gypsy in 1959. She subsequently sued producer David Merrick to receive credit and financial compensation for doing so. This led Broadway producers to insert a clause in actors' contracts indicating that any stage business created by the actor in the course of production became the sole property of the production. This is know as the "Faith Dane clause" and to this day is generally included in all actors' contracts for Broadway shows.
For the sixth time, was a candidate for mayor of Washington, D.C. [August 2002]

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