TV commercial for Great American Soup (1971)
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Johnnie Lucille Collier
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Did You Know?
At MGM, I always played the second feminine lead. I was never the star in films. I was the brassy, good-hearted showgirl. I never really had my big moment on the screen. Broadway gave me the stardom that my soul kind of yearned for.
In the 1970s while tap dancing on stage, most notably in the Broadway show "Sugar Babies" with Mickey Rooney
, she often wore very large wigs sprayed stiff. This became a target of good natured spoofs on television shows such as The Carol Burnett Show
(1967). In the off-Broadway show "Forbidden Broadway", a revue of show tunes with parody lyrics by Gerard Alessandrini
, she was portrayed by an ...
Long legs and fast tap dance routines