Looking back on an underrated Broadway Actress Anita Morris.
By David Gomez
A leggy red-head. A Broadway Gypsy. A Fearless High Belter. A Sex Symbol. All of these thing could be said of Anita Morris.
She was Tony nominated for originating "A Call From The Vatican" in the musical Nine. Most people are fmailiar with Jane Krakowski's high flying acrobatic rendition, but Anita Morris was the first to put a signature stamp on this sexy tune.
He shear costume was deemed too revealing for the Tony Awards telecast so she didn't get to perform this showstopper.
Here is Anita navigating a live wardrobe malfunction like a pro!
What a trouper! Such a trouper that she's not even afraid to be sawed in half in a strange Broadway show called "The Magic Show."
She also was featured in this music video for The Rolling Stones vamping around in a red dress.
She wan't just a wonderful dancer she was a wonderful musical talent. She had such control.
Sadly this remarkable talent was lost far too soon, and Anita passed away in 1994 due to ovarian cancer. She was such an original with such natural star quality it's a shame that we didn't get to see her career continue to develop and expand. But as we look back on her career let's celebrate a woman who was fully in charge of her facility and technique as a performer. Bravo Anita!
DAVID GOMEZ is embarking on a journey to become an actor and a composer/lyricist. He is also the co-founder of the twitter account @mylifeisMT. He hails from Kansas City, KS and is often found eating thai food while watching a "so bad it's good" movie.
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