In 1969 she starred in a Florida production of the musical "Mame", which led to her becoming the last actress to headline the Broadway production of that show later that year and in 1970, before it finally closed (she replaced Jane Morgan
, who had replaced Janis Paige
, who had replaced Angela Lansbury
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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