Sally Rand April 3,  — August 31, was an American burlesque dancervedette and actress, most noted for her ostrich feather fan dance and balloon bubble dance. She also performed under the name Billie Beck. Army colonel, while her mother, Nettie Grove Beck, was a school teacher and part-time newspaper correspondent.
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Flemmons reported that of the 17, stories written for newspapers around the country, half featured Sally Rand. In one day period, her picture appeared in Texas newspapers times. Three years later, Runyon still seemed to be pining for the Fort Worth extravaganza. Welcome to Texas Escapes A magazine written by Texas.
Sally Rand is an American icon, best known for her famous "fan dance. Teddy Roosevelt was President of the United States and there would come a time when little Helen would fall asleep in the great man's lap. Sally was interested in dance from an early age and, literally, ran away with a carnival as a teenager.
Sally Rand was a burlesque dancer and actress, most noted for her ostrich feather fan dance and balloon bubble dance. She also performed under the name Billie Beck. Sally was interested in dance from an early age and, literally, ran away with a carnival as a teenager.
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The case also provided a lighthearted, if not frivolous, moment in the usually serious calendar of court proceedings. BySally Rand was a nationally known entertainer whose shtick was unique: Synchronized to music, she waved six-foot fans while she danced nude behind them. A show-business veteran who had performed in vaudeville, movies, and Broadway chorus lines, she enjoyed an unprecedented reputation. Ever since her appearance in as a headliner, with a bevy of associated female dancers, in " The City of Paris " extravaganza at the Chicago World's Fair, the name "Sally Rand" and the term "fan dancer" had been synonymous.
Updated: July 24, pm. At age 73, Rand continued to dance for at least 40 weeks of the year. American exotic fan dancer Sally Rand poses with her fans during rehearsals in Seattle, Washington, on Dec.