~Sally Rand~

Born: April 3, 1904 in Hickory County, Missouri, USA
Died: August 31, 1979 in Glendora, California, USA
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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.

Biography by Sandra Brennan, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
The Czarina's Secret (1928)
A Girl in Every Port (1928) .... Girl in Bombay
Nameless Men (1928)
Crashing Through (1928) .... Rita Bayne
A Woman Against the World (1928) .... Maysie Bell
Heroes in Blue (1927) .... Anne Dugan
Galloping Fury (1927) .... Dorothy Shelton
The Fighting Eagle (1927) .... Fräulein Hertz
His Dog (1927) .... Marian Gault
The King of Kings (1927) (uncredited) .... Slave to Mary Magdalene
The Yankee Clipper (1927) (uncredited) .... Wing Toy
Getting Gertie's Garter (1927) .... Teddy Desmond
The Night of Love (1927) .... Gypsy Dancer
Man Bait (1927) .... Nancy
Gigolo (1926) .... Tourist Girl in Paris
Sunny Side Up (1926) .... A Dancer
Bachelor Brides (1926) .... Maid
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) (unconfirmed) (uncredited) .... Slave Girl  
... aka Ben-Hur (USA: short title)
Braveheart (1925) .... Sally Vernon
The Road to Yesterday (1925) (uncredited)
The Texas Bearcat (1925) .... Jean Crawford
Fifth Avenue Models (1925) (uncredited) .... Mannequin/Dancer
The Dressmaker from Paris (1925)