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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Star of the month April 2013... Juliet Prowse




fliXposed is delighted to announce our Star of the Month for April 2013 is the beautiful and talented dancing actress, Juliet Prowse.


Juliet Prowse was born in Bombay, India on 25 September 1936. Shortly after her birth, her family immigrated to South Africa, where she was raised. After commencing dancing lessons at age 4, she pursued a dancing career in Paris, France. 



Whilst dancing at a Parisian night club, she was discovered by a talent agent and cast in the role of Claudine in the film "Can-Can" (1960), opposite Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine.  In the same year, she appeared opposite Elvis Presley in his film, "G.I. Blues" (1960). In 1965, she starred in her own TV show, "Mona McCluskey", and in 1976, she became the first celebrity to guest star on "The Muppet Show", appearing in the first episode.

Juliet Prowse would later become a Las Vegas headliner in shows such as "Sweet Charity" and "Mame", where she continued to sing, dance and act until her death from pancreatic cancer on 14 September, 1996.

Juliet Prowse with Zoot on
"The Muppet Show" (1976)

Despite her successful four decade career, Juliet Prowse is sadly often forgotten today. fliXposed is excited to pay tribute to Juliet Prowse throughout April 2013. 

Please note, as many of Juliet Prowse's films are unavailable for viewing by fliXposed, there may be a limited number of blog posts.


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