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Johnnie Lucille Collier
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[In 1979 interview] I have worked like a dog all my life, honey. Dancing, as Fred Astaire
said, is next to ditch-digging. You sweat and you slave and the audience doesn't think you have a brain in your head.
When she was in her early teens, she was advised to pretend she was 18 in order to get a job in the movies. Her father wanted a boy, so Ann was named Johnnie Lucille Collier, and she later went by Lucille. In 1937, in order to keep her contract with RKO Pictures, she got a fake birth certificate, which said she was Lucille Ann Collier, born on April 12, 1919 in Chireno, Texas.
Long legs and fast tap dance routines