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Sally Rand

Highest Rated:   71% The King of Kings (1927)
Lowest Rated:   71% The King of Kings (1927)
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Notorious Sally Rand was considered the greatest fan dancer ever, but before she caused a national scandal by performing her first "obscene" dance at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, Rand was a seductive movie actress during the '20s. A native of Hickory County, MO, she was born Helen Gould Beck. At age 13, she ran away and moved to Kansas City where she worked as a cigarette girl in a nightclub. She held several similar jobs until she entered Hollywood films as a lead and supporting actress in the mid-'20s. Though she appeared in numerous average-quality features, her film career collapsed with the advent of sound. Following her illustrious debut at the World's Fair, the naturally blonde, diminutive, and graceful Rand quickly rose to national popularity. By modern standards, her dances were tame. Never completely nude, she used to say "the Rand is quicker than the eye" and would prove it by deftly manipulating her fans, or a large bubble, in such a way as to give audiences a tantalizing taste, but never a banquet, of her natural bounty. Still, it was enough to get her arrested while simultaneously earning her the informal designation of a "national treasure." Rand continued doing fan dances up through her death in the late '70s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Soundies: A Musical History Hosted by Michael Feinstein
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Hollywood Murder Mystery
  • Kathy O'Connor
1941
No Score Yet Sunset Murder Case
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Bolero
  • Annette
1934
No Score Yet A Girl in Every Port
  • Girl in Bombay
1928
71% The King of Kings
  • Slave To Mary Magdalene
1927
No Score Yet Getting Gertie's Garter
  • Actor
1927
No Score Yet The Road to Yesterday
  • Actor
1925
No Score Yet Braveheart
  • Sally Vernon
1925

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