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Carol Haney (1924–1964)

She was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts and went to New Bedford High School. Even before graduating in 1942, she had opened a dance studio where she taught dancing. Dancing was in her blood from an early age, and she performed often at high school festivities, the Mexican Hat Dance being one of her favorites. During the WWII years, she came to ... See full bio »

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 1957 The Pajama Game
Gladys Hotchkiss
 1956 Sunday Spectacular: The Bachelor (TV Movie)
 1953 Kiss Me Kate
Specialty Dancer
 1950 Tea for Two
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1950 Summer Stock
Stock Company Member (uncredited)
 1949 On the Town
Dancer in 'Day in New York' Ballet (uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Ziegfeld Girl (uncredited)
 1945 Wonder Man
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Flower Drum Song (1958). Musical comedy. See more »

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Shirley MacLaine's rise to stardom is pure Hollywood cliché and inadvertently due to Carol. Shirley was a chorus girl in the 1954 Broadway production of "The Pajama Game" and understudying Carol as well. When Carol fractured her ankle, Shirley went on for her. One night producer Hal B. Wallis saw Shirley and signed her to a movie contract. The rest, as they say, is history. See more »

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