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Sally Rand (1904–1979)

She's considered an American icon in the world of entertainment although most contemporaries have no idea who she is until her legendary risqué "fan dance" is brought up. Then they put two and two together. Burlesque star Sally Rand was born in the Ozark region (Missouri) in 1904, her father a corporal in the Spanish-American War and her mother a ... See full bio »

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Sunset Murder Case
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Black Feather
Black Feather Actress
Bolero Annette
Crashing Through
Crashing Through Rita Bayne


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 1934 Bolero
 1933 Hotel Variety
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Crocodiles' Victim (uncredited)
 1928 Black Feather
 1928 Golf Widows
Mary Ward
 1928 The Czarina's Secret (Short)
 1928 A Girl in Every Port
Girl in Bombay
 1928 Nameless Men
 1928 Crashing Through
Rita Bayne
 1928 A Woman Against the World
Maysie Bell
 1927 Galloping Fury
Dorothy Shelton
 1927 Heroes in Blue
Anne Dugan
 1927 The Fighting Eagle
Fräulein Hertz
 1927 His Dog
Marian Gault
 1927 The King of Kings
Mary Magdalene's Slave (uncredited)
 1927 The Yankee Clipper
Wing Toy (uncredited)
 1927 Getting Gertie's Garter
Teddy Desmond
 1927 The Night of Love
Gypsy Dancer
 1927 Man Bait
 1926 Gigolo
Tourist Girl in Paris
 1926 Sunny Side Up
A Dancer
 1926 Bachelor Brides
 1925 Braveheart
Sally Vernon
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Slave Girl (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1925 The Road to Yesterday
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1925 The Texas Bearcat
Jean Crawford
 1925 Fifth Avenue Models
Mannequin / Dancer (uncredited)
 1925 The Dressmaker from Paris
Mannequin (uncredited)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Other Works:

Appeared in the striptease loop "Sally Rand--Bubble Dance" (on "Grindhouse Follies #20" from Something Weird Video). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 1" (1.55 m)

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Personal Quote:

I have been successful, and I am grateful for my success. I have had some experiences that I wish I never had had, but that would be true in any business. I cannot say sincerely that I would have chosen just this road to fortune. Perhaps I might have wished for another way. But I took the opportunity that came to me. Certainly I am an opportunist. I admit it. See more »


Had a son named Sean who gave her a granddaughter just a few years before her death. See more »

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