|Born||Juliet Anne Prowse|
September 25, 1936
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Died||September 14, 1996 (aged 59)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress and dancer|
|Spouse(s)||Eddie Frazier (1969-1970)|
John McCook (1972-1979), one child
Juliet Anne Prowse (September 25, 1936 – September 14, 1996) was a South African dancer, whose four decade career included stage, television and film but dancing remained her true love. Events 303 - On a voyage preaching the Gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Mumbai ( Marathi:,, IPA: formerly Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the financial Maharashtra ( Marathi: mahārāṣṭra, IPA) is a state located on the western coast of India. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The United States of America —commonly referred to as the John McCook (b June 20 1945, Ventura California) is an Emmy Award -nominated American actor best known for his roles on daytime Soap Events 303 - On a voyage preaching the Gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic She was known for her striking beauty, sultry smile and famous long legs.
Prowse was born in Bombay and raised in South Africa. Mumbai ( Marathi:,, IPA: formerly Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the financial The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
Prowse began studying dance at the age of four. In her early twenties she was dancing at a club in Paris when she was spotted by a talent agent and eventually signed to play the part of "Claudine" in the 1960 Walter Lang film, Can-Can. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Walter Lang ( August 10, 1896 — February 7, 1972) was an American Film director. Can-Can is a 1960 Musical film made by Suffolk-Cummings productions and distributed by 20th Century Fox.
It was during the filming of "Can-Can" in 1959 that she captured the international spotlight. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev visited the set of the film and after Prowse performed a rather saucy can-can for the Russian leader, he proclaimed her dance "immoral. Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (April 17 1894 – September 11 1971 served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964 following " Little did Khrushchev know that he was a great press agent, because the publicity brought Prowse considerable attention in the United States. From there, her career took off. 
She met Frank Sinatra on the set of Can-Can. Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor Time magazine did not care for the movie but said the beautiful young dancer was the best thing in it: "In fact, the only thing really worth seeing is Juliet Prowse, a young South African hoofer who puts some twinkle in the stub-toed choreography. And the only thing really worth hearing is the crack that Frank flips back at Juliet when she whips a redoubtable hip in his direction. "Don't point," he gasps. "It's rude. "  She would go on to appear with him and other notable guests such as Ella Fitzgerald, Peter Lawford, Hermione Gingold, The Hi-Lo's, Red Norvo, Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra on the 1959, Frank Sinatra Show. Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25 1917 &ndash June 15 1996 also known as " Lady Ella " and the "First Lady of Song" is considered one of the most influential Peter Sydney Lawford (September 7 1923 &ndash December 24 1984 was an English-born American Actor, member of the " Rat Pack," and brother-in-law Nelson Smock Riddle Jr ( June 1, 1921 &ndash October 6, 1985) was a well-known American bandleader arranger and She at times would sing in the chorus with other guests or Sinatra would adoringly sing to her. 
Sinatra and Prowse announced their engagement in 1962. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE-ROMEOS*************** Soon afterwards, they called it quits. They broke up, according to publicity handouts, because Prowse wanted to concentrate on her career. Actually, she admitted: "I was as much flattered as I was in love. He (Sinatra) was a complex person, and after a few drinks he could be very difficult. "
Prowse went on to co-star alongside Elvis Presley in G.I. Blues. GI Blues is a 1960 Elvis Presley musical Motion picture played as a romantic comedy During shooting of the film they had a short and intense fling. "Elvis and I had an affair. . . . We had a sexual attraction like two healthy young people, but he was already a victim of his fans. We always met in his room and never went out. " 
She starred in her own NBC sitcom for one season: 1965's Mona McCluskey, which was produced by George Burns. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's George Burns ( January 20 1896 &ndash March 9 1996; born Nathan Birnbaum) was an American comedian, Actor She also did other feature films, including The Fiercest Heart (1961) and Who Killed Teddy Bear? with Sal Mineo (1965). Salvatore "Sal" Mineo Jr ( January 10, 1939 – February 12, 1976) was a Golden Globe -winning American
Although her film and television career did not make her as big a star as predicted, Prowse had a rather philosophical way of looking at it. "Things generally happen for the best. . . I never worry about what happens in my career, because I can always do something else. " Prowse would later go on to headline successful Las Vegas shows, commanding a very high salary. Stating that Las Vegas was the most demanding place she ever worked, she won Entertainer of the Year for the Vegas run of Sweet Charity. This is the article on the musical For the 1969 film see Sweet Charity (film. She would later show off her famous dancer's legs in a series of lucrative nationwide commercials for L’eggs. L'eggs is a brand of women's Pantyhose which created a marketing sensation in the 1970s by placing its product in white plastic chicken egg-shaped containers egg (albeit much
Juliet Prowse was the first guest on The Muppet Show. The Muppet Show is an American Television program featuring a cast of Muppets which was produced by Jim Henson and his team from
In the late '80s, she was mauled by an 80-pound leopard — twice. Once, while filming a scene for Circus of the Stars in 1989 and later that same year during a promotional stint, when the same leopard attacked her. Circus of the Stars was an annual television special broadcast by the CBS network in the United States in which celebrities performed circus-type The latter attack was more serious, requiring upwards of 20 stitches to reattach her ear.
Throughout the mid 1980's and 1990's, Prowse hosted the Championship Ballroom Dance Competition on PBS. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the
In 1994, Prowse was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumor of the Pancreas. Each year about 37680 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with this condition and 34290 In 1995, she went into remission and was well enough to tour with Mickey Rooney in Sugar Babies. Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule Jr; September 23, 1920) is an American Film Actor and Entertainer whose Sugar Babies is a musical Comedy conceived by Ralph G Allen and Harry Rigby, with music by Jimmy McHugh lyrics by Dorothy Unfortunately, the cancer returned, and she succumbed to the disease on September 14, 1996, just two weeks short of her sixtieth birthday. Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar)
She was survived by her son and her mother. Her ex-husband, TV actor John McCook, who is the father of her only child, reconciled with her shortly before she died after many years of acrimony. John McCook (b June 20 1945, Ventura California) is an Emmy Award -nominated American actor best known for his roles on daytime Soap
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||British-American dancer and actress|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1936-09-25|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bombay|
|DATE OF DEATH||1996-09-14|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Los Angeles|