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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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Known For

Sunset Murder Case
Sunset Murder Case Kathy O'Connor
(1938)
The Night of Love
The Night of Love Gypsy Dancer
(1927)
Galloping Fury
Galloping Fury Dorothy Shelton
(1927)
Hotel Variety
Hotel Variety Actress
(1933)

Filmography

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 1965 Oh My Word (TV Series)
 1938 Sunset Murder Case
Kathy O'Connor
 1936 The Big Show
State Fair Performer
 1934 Bolero
Annette
 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 (uncredited)
 1928 Nameless Men
 1928 Crashing Through
Rita Bayne
 1928 A Woman Against the World
Maysie Bell
 1927 Heroes in Blue
Anne Dugan
 1927 Galloping Fury
Dorothy Shelton
 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
Nancy
 1926 Gigolo
Tourist Girl in Paris
 1926 Sunny Side Up
A Dancer
 1926 Bachelor Brides
Maid
 1925 Braveheart
Sally Vernon
 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)
 1924 Court Plaster (Short) (as Billie Beck)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 7 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Billie Beck

Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Did You Know?

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 »

Trivia:

Upon her death, her remains were interred at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora, Los Angeles, California. Her location Plot is Elm Lawn, Lot 34, Grave 10. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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