Thursday, 26 September 2013

Faith Dane

Born: 1924

Gypsy (1962) as Mazeppa

Perspectives: Paul O'Grady: Gypsy Rose Lee - The Queen of Burlesque (2013) as Herself

1 comment:

  1. Her father, I believe, was a high school teacher at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn. I took a history class from him in 1955. He was a tough, no-nonsense, no "creativity" kind of teacher whose sole interest was in having you parrot back facts and phrases you could pass state regents exams.. It can still remember some of the phrases, relating to the period around WWI, such as "open covenants openly arrived at." Faith, on the other hand, was the complete opposite. The part she played in Gypsy was written for her after she showed up at casting call with a trumpet and stripped while she played it.She is an original and, from what I've read, continues to be so at the age of ninety-something.