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Carol Haney

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Award-winning actress, dancer and choreographer who brought a number of the best-known movies from the 1950s alive. After senior high school she going to Hollywood with dreams of stardom. She earned one Tony prize for her performing, and three even more on her behalf choreography. She wedded TV web host Larry Blyden in 1955. She choreographed a lot of Gene Kelly’s movies, including Out and Singin in the torrential rain.

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Full Name Carol Haney
Date Of Birth December 24, 1924
Place Of Birth Massachusetts
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Larry Blyden, Eugene Dorian Johnson
Children Ellen Blyden, Joshua Blyden
Awards Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Other Awards
Nominations Tony Award for Best Choreography
Movies The Pajama Game, Invitation to the Dance, Kiss Me Kate, Summer Stock
Star Sign Capricorn

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1One of Bob Fosse's favorite dancers, she was his specialty partner in the "From This Moment On" dance sequence in Kiss Me Kate (1953) and absolutely stole the show with her "Steam Heat" number in Fosse's The Pajama Game (1957).
2Won Broadway's 1955 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "The Pajama Game." She also received three Tony nominations as Best Choreographer: in 1959, for "Flower Drum Song;" in 1963, for "Bravo Giovanni;" and in 1964, posthumously, for "Funny Girl."
3She and husband Larry Blyden had two children: Joshua Blyden (who was named after Joshua Logan) was born in 1957, and 'Ellen Blyden was born in 1960.
4Shirley MacLaine's rise to stardom is pure Hollywood cliché and inadvertently due to Carol. Shirley was a chorus girl in the 1954 Broadway production of "The Pajama Game" and understudying Carol as well. When Carol fractured her ankle, Shirley went on for her. One night producer Hal B. Wallis saw Shirley and signed her to a movie contract. The rest, as they say, is history.
5Awarded a Tony in 1955 for Supporting Actress in the musical, 'The Pajama Game.'


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Summer in New York1960TV Movie
The Pajama Game1957Gladys Hotchkiss
Sunday Spectacular: The Bachelor1956TV MovieMarion
Invitation to the Dance1956Scheherazade in 'Sinbad the Sailor'
Kiss Me Kate1953Specialty Dancer
Tea for Two1950Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Summer Stock1950Stock Company Member (uncredited)
On the Town1949Dancer in 'Day in New York' Ballet (uncredited)
Ziegfeld Follies1945Ziegfeld Girl (uncredited)
Wonder Man1945Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1962TV Series choreographer - 2 episodes
The Enchanted Nutcracker1961TV Movie choreographer
Summer in New York1960TV Movie choreographer
Invitation to the Dance1956assistant: Mr. Kelly / assistant choreographer
Singin' in the Rain1952assistant dance director - uncredited
An American in Paris1951assistant dance director - uncredited
On the Town1949assistant choreographer - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's Dancing!1985Documentary performer: "Sinbad the Sailor"
That's Entertainment, Part II1976Documentary performer: "From This Moment On" 1951 - uncredited
The Pajama Game1957performer: "Hernando's Hideaway", "Steam Heat"
Invitation to the Dance1956performer: "Sinbad the Sailor"
On the Town1949performer: "A Day in New York"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1962TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Garry Moore Show1959-1962TV SeriesHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1954-1960TV SeriesHerself / Singer / Dancer
The Arthur Murray Party1960TV SeriesHerself
America Pauses for the Merry Month of May1959TV MovieHerself
The Bob Hope Show1959TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Polly Bergen Show1958TV SeriesHerself
The Patrice Munsel Show1958TV SeriesHerself
The Big Record1958TV SeriesHerself
Person to Person1955TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's Entertainment, Part II1976DocumentaryClip from 'Kiss Me Kate' (uncredited)

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