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(performer: "Hallelujah" 1927 - uncredited, "Happy Birthday" 1893 - uncredited, "A Kiss or Two" 1927 - uncredited, "Why, Oh Why?" 1927 - uncredited, "Ciribiribin" 1898 - uncredited)
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Russell Tamblyn | Rusty Tamblyn | Rasu Tanburin
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on his performance as "Riff" in
West Side Story
] Life is so strange. "West Side Story" was one of the high points of my career. Yet, when I first saw it, I was really disappointed in how I came off. Since then, Fred Astaire
has told me how much he admired my dancing in it. Now I see it very differently.
His standout dance sequence while performing the role of Eric in
The Fastest Gun Alive
duplicated some of his dance moves from
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
and, in fact, added some athletics that went beyond those original moves.
Has often played odd, slightly off-kilter characters