Juliet Prowse

Actor, Dancer
Juliet Prowse was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1995, she performed in a 10-week summer run of "Sugar Babies" in Las Vagas. In 1960, she appeared in "GI Blues" opposite Elvis Presley. In 1981, she ... Read more »
Born: 09/25/1936 in India

Filmography

Actor (38)

Championship Ballroom Dancing (1996) 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Championship Ballroom Dancing (1995) 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Ninth Annual Genesis Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

Championship Ballroom Dancing (1994) 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Championship Ballroom Dancing 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Band Ballroom Bash 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Championship Ballroom Dancing 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Dance Honors 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Championship Ballroom Dancing 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1990 Mother/Daughter USA Pageant 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas: An All Star 75th Anniversary 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual Circus of the Stars 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Championship Ballroom Dancing 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Championship Ballroom Dancing 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Performer

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shape of Things 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Women of Russia 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Musical Comedy Tonight 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Paul Lynde Comedy Hour 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stars and Stripes Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Don Rickles -- Alive and Kicking 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Chance 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Klowns 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Mona McCluskey 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Killed Teddy Bear? 1965 (Movie)

Norah (Actor)

On Parade 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fiercest Heart 1961 (Movie)

Francina (Actor)

The Second Time Around 1961 (Movie)

Rena--a Dancehall Girl (Actor)

Can-Can 1960 (Movie)

Claudine (Actor)

G.I. Blues 1960 (Movie)

Lili (Actor)

Spree (Movie)

(Actor)

The Love Boat (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Juliet Prowse was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1995, she performed in a 10-week summer run of "Sugar Babies" in Las Vagas. In 1960, she appeared in "GI Blues" opposite Elvis Presley. In 1981, she starred in "Hey, Look Me Over!" in New York. Prowse began her acting career appearing in various films, such as "Can-Can" (1960) with Frank Sinatra, "G.I. Blues" (1960) and "The Fiercest Heart" (1961). She also appeared in "The Second Time Around" (1961) with Debbie Reynolds and "Who Killed Teddy Bear?" (1965). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Second Chance" (ABC, 1971-72). She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Love Boat" (ABC, 1977-1986). She also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "Don Rickles -- Alive and Kicking" (CBS, 1972-73) and "The Stars and Stripes Show" (NBC, 1974-75). Additionally, she could be seen on a variety of television specials like "Las Vegas: An All Star 75th Anniversary" (1987-88), "The 12th Annual Circus of the Stars" (CBS, 1987-88) and "The 1990 Mother/Daughter USA Pageant" (1989-1990). Prowse more recently worked on "Championship Ballroom Dancing (1996)" (PBS, 1995-96). Prowse was married to John McCook and had one child. Prowse was cousin to Peter Prowse. Prowse passed away in September 1996 at the age of 60.

Relationships

Father
manager for Westinghouse died when she was 3

B Allen

Companion
survived her

John McCook

Husband
divorced second husband survived her

Seth McCook

Son
survived her

Phylis Polte

Mother
survived her

Clive Prowse

Brother
survived her

Peter Prowse Actor

Cousin

Frank Sinatra Actor

Companion
breifly engaged in 1962

EDUCATION

trained in classical ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance in South Africa

Milestones

1995

Performed in a 10-week summer run of "Sugar Babies" in Las Vagas

1994

Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; went into remission

1987

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

1981

Starred in "Hey, Look Me Over!" in New York

1966

Final movie "Run for Your Wife"

1966

Featured in "Sweet Charity" at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

1965

Starred in the TV series "Mona McCluskey"

1962

Broke engagement to Frank Sinatra after six weeks

1960

Appeared in "GI Blues" opposite Elvis Presley

1959

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

Dancer in European dance clubs; spotted by Hollywood choreographer Hermes Pan

Bonus Trivia

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Danced in Johannesburg's Festival Ballet at the age of 14

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