Mary Kennedy, Host and Paul Jacek, Co-Host of the "Oh, Mary!" Show are so pleased to announce that we will be sharing the stage with Dorothy Dale Kloss, "Oldest still performing showgirl!" at our LIVE show at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and Vodcast Theatre, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 8pm and it is also Paul's Birthday!!!
Dorothy Dale Kloss
, (born October 27, 1923), Oldest still performing showgirl, began dancing when she was 3 years old. While working with a young Bob Fosse
in a Chicago class, she won a tap contest and catapulted to stardom doing her own act at the Empire Room in Chicago. She toured the country from New York to California, and played Mexico City with the legendary Cantinflas
She toured with Eddy Duchin
until his orchestra was drafted during World War II, and then performed for the USO
. In 1946 she became the hostess and dance instructor of television shows, broadcasting out of Chicago on WBKB.
She has performed with Liberace
, The Mills Brothers
, Mel Tormé
, Harry Richman
, Howard Keel
, Kay Starr
, Frankie Laine
, and Chico Marx
. She was accompanied by such bands as Ray Noble, Skinnay Ennis, Shep Fields and his “Rippling Rhythm,” to name a few.
Kloss performed at the Plaza Theatre
in Palm Springs, California
, with The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies
, a dance and musical revue where she was a regular "Long-Legged Lovely", performing in ten shows weekly until May 2010. Soon after she was awarded a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars
In 2013, Kloss's autobiography entitled I'm Not in Kansas Anymore: Love Dorothy