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Gilda Gray (1901–1959)


The creator of 'the Shimmy' was a voluptuous blonde dancer with mischievous eyes, born Marianna Michalska in Kracow, Poland. Her parents died tragically and she was eventually adopted from an orphanage. Her foster-parents took her to the U.S. in 1909, where she commenced her career singing in her father-in-law's Chicago saloon. She then worked as ... See full bio »

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 1936 Rose-Marie
Belle
 1931 He Was Her Man (Short)
Frankie
 1927 The Devil Dancer
Takla (The Devil Dancer)
 1927 Cabaret
Gloria Trask
 1923 Lawful Larceny
Dancer
 1920 A Social Sleuth (Short)
 1919 A Virtuous Vamp
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 1954 The Liberace Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Great Personalities (1954) ... (performer: "St. Louis Blues" - uncredited)
 1936 Rose-Marie (performer: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited)
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 1953-1954 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
Herself
- Gilda Gray (1954) ... Herself
- Ed Wynn (1953) ... Herself
 1954 The Liberace Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Great Personalities (1954) ... Herself
 1925 Twinkle Twinkle (Documentary short)
Herself
 1920 Some Mind Reader (Short)
Herself - Cameo Appearance
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Nickname:

The Shimmy Queen

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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