Frank, Dottie (1941–)

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Frank, Dottie (1941–)

American theatrical dancer and opera director. Name variations: Dorothy Danner. Born July 8, 1941, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Made performance debut at St. Louis Municipal Opera in Annie Get Your Gun at 15; moved to New York City where she performed in Once Upon a Mattress (1959), Tenderloin (1960), Sail Away (1961) and No Strings (1962); appeared as Ernie Flatt Dancer on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Garry Moore Show," among others; also performed in New Faces of 1968, Irene (1973), and Michael Bennett's Ballroom (1978); served as director for St. Louis Municipal Opera.