Appeared (as "Dancing Girl") in "Du Barry Was a Lady" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music / lyrics by Cole Porter
. Book by Herbert Fields
and Buddy G. DeSylva
. Additional Orchestral Arrangements by Russell Bennett and Ted Royal
. Choral Arrangements by Hugh Martin
. Assistant to Hugh Martin: Ralph Blanc. Scenic Design / Costume ...
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Sexy clothes and dialog were firmly associated with me in film and nobody would listen when I protested that marriage and motherhood had made "an honest woman" out of me. All anybody could remember was that I had a come-hither look and burned the candle at both ends and in the middle, in my screen roles. I don't think any self-respecting young mother would feel right in spending eight hours a day...
Her role as "Cameo" McQueen in Show Boat
(1951), a role not in the stage version or in any other film version, is referred to in the dialogue by Kathryn Grayson
and Howard Keel
as if it were a fairly significant bit part. But in the final release print, it was trimmed to literally a cameo, with absolutely no dialogue.
The Girl with the Million Dollar Legs