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||September 14, 1996
||September 25, 1936
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RATE AND COMMENT
Dancer in European dance clubs; spotted by Hollywood choreographer Hermes Pan
Featured in "Sweet Charity" at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
Performed in a 10-week summer run of "Sugar Babies" in Las Vagas
Appeared in "GI Blues" opposite Elvis Presley
Starred in "Hey, Look Me Over!" in New York
Attacked by trained leopard during rehearsal for "Circus of the Stars"; two months later in a promotion on the "Tonight Show" for "Circus of the Stars" was again attacked by the same leopard and required dozens of stiches in her jaw, ear and neck
Starred in the TV series "Mona McCluskey"
Broke engagement to Frank Sinatra after six weeks
Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; went into remission
Final movie "Run for Your Wife"
Gained international exposure when then-Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev watched a rehearsal of "Can Can," starring Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine, and declared her dance immoral