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Marie Bryant (1917–1978)


Marie Bryant was one of the most popular Black exotic dancer of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Her sexy dancing had lots of culture and class with wowing costumes to top it. Films such as The Duke Is Tops (1938) and Gang War (1940) are the films that featured her dancing a sexy African dance. When her dancing career ended, she started a ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Duke Is Tops Specialty Act
(1938)
(1948)
Cross-Up Singer
(1954)
(1950)

Filmography

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 1956 Basin Street Revue
Dancer with Cab Calloway (uncredited)
 1955 The Gilded Cage
Dancer
 1954 Cross-Up
Singer
 1950 Fancy Pants
Dance Team Member (uncredited)
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Elsa
 1948 They Live by Night
Singer
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Woman Getting Her Man Taken in ('Love') (uncredited)
 1944 Carolina Blues
Dancer in 'Mr. Beebe' (uncredited)
 1944 When Strangers Marry
Dancer in Big Jims (uncredited)
 1944 Broadway Rhythm
Dancer in 'Brazilian Boogie' (uncredited)
 1940 Gang War
Dance Specialty (uncredited)
 1938 The Duke Is Tops
Specialty Act
Show Show Additional Crew (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
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Trivia:

An associate of Lena Horne who met on the set of The Duke Is Tops (1938) which featured both of them and were each other's first film.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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