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Joe Lanza (I) (1923–2011)

Joseph Lanza was born in Thompsonville, Connecticut on April 20, 1923. One of a dozen children, Joey had the advantage of a great deal of freedom. He returned to complete his senior year in high school after serving in the Air Force during World War II, and graduated from UCLA seventeen years later at the age of 39 (June 1962). Joey's job resume ... See full bio »

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Virgin Sacrifice
Virgin Sacrifice Cantina Dancer
Houseboat Dancer
Bundle of Joy
Bundle of Joy Dancer


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 1959 Virgin Sacrifice
Cantina Dancer
 1958 Houseboat
Dancer (uncredited)
 1958 High School Confidential!
Dancer (uncredited)
 1957 The Garment Jungle
Dancer (uncredited)
 1956 Don't Knock the Rock
Dancer (uncredited)
 1956 Bundle of Joy
Dancer (uncredited)
 1956 Cha-Cha-Cha Boom!
Dancer (uncredited)
 1956 Rock Around the Clock
Dancer (uncredited)
 1956 Hot Blood
Dancer (uncredited)
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 1959 Virgin Sacrifice (choreographer)
 1957 Untamed Youth (choreographer - uncredited)

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