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Tommy Rall (I)


Tommy Rall, dynamic actor/dancer of many 1950s musicals, was born in 1929 and began his dancing career at age 14 with American Ballet Theater. He appeared on Broadway in "Miss Liberty" (1949) and "Milk and Honey" (1960), as well as in several less successful shows. After a series of great dancing roles on screen (Kiss Me Kate (1953), Seven Brides ... See full bio »

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Known For

Kiss Me Kate
Kiss Me Kate Bill Calhoun 'Lucentio'
(1953)
Invitation to the Dance
Invitation to the Dance The Sharpie in 'Ring Around the Rosy'
(1956)

Filmography

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 1988 Saturday the 14th Strikes Back
The Werewolf
 1987 Dancers
Patrick (as Thomas Rall)
 1984 Fame (TV Series)
Not Kane
- The Return of Doctor Scorpio (1984) ... Not Kane
 1958 Merry Andrew
Giacomo Gallini
 1956 Invitation to the Dance
The Sharpie in 'Ring Around the Rosy'
 1956 World in My Corner
Ray Kacsmerek
 1955 The Second Greatest Sex
Alf Connors
 1955 Allen in Movieland (TV Movie)
Dancer
 1947 Good News
Dancer (uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
 1944 Song of Russia
Dancing Peasant (uncredited)
 1943 The North Star
Dancing Peasant (uncredited)
 1943 Always a Bridesmaid
Member of The Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited)
 1943 Mister Big
'Jivin' Jacks and Jills' Member (uncredited)
 1943 It Comes Up Love
Stag (uncredited)
 1942 Get Hep to Love
Member, Jivin' Jacks (uncredited)
 1942 Give Out, Sisters
Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills
 1942 Vendetta (Short)
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1942 Private Buckaroo
Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited)
 1942 What's Cookin'?
Member, The Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Small Wonder. Musical revue. Book by Charles Spalding, Max Wilk, George Axelrod and Louis Laun. Music by Baldwin Bergersen and Albert W. Selden. Lyrics by Phyllis McGinley, Burt Shevelove and Billings Brown. Music orchestrated by Ted Royal. Vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene. Choreographed by Gower Champion. Directed by Burt ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Rall
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Personal Quote:

I think you have to love music and dance because this business is so difficult. If you don't love the art and just want to be a star then I think you're a dead duck. I don't think you could stand it otherwise.

Trivia:

Tommy played Lucentio in the musical film Kiss Me Kate (1953) opposite Ann Miller's Bianca. The Cole Porter song and dance number, From This Moment On, was not in the original Broadway show but was added to the movie to highlight the incredible dancing skills of not only Rall and Miller, but Bobby Van, Bob Fosse, Jeanne Coyne, and Carol Haney. It remains one of MGM's most thrilling dance ... See more »

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Capricorn

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