We did 10 shows a week in Vegas but it's two shows a night, so we actually have two days off-like a weekend-which I had never had in my life in show business. Such success, however, is of limited concern. When the contract was over, I felt very proud that I had fulfilled it, but it was the hardest thing I ever did. I didn't plan to be a model, I didn't plan to be a singer, I didn't plan to be an actress. I'm not a partygoer or a clubgoer.
Tune on television and suggested him for a role in the musical. She wore three sets of false eyela shes, chewed her fingernails, slept with a bedful of stuffed animals and was accompanied everywhere by her managerbodyguard-boyfriend. He has his Masters Degree in Fine Arts which he received at the University of Houston. But one thing leads to another, and I learned as I went along. Tommy acted in, directed and choreographed school productions, arrived in New York St. His father is a Texas restaurateur.
She was called Twiggy, she weighed 91 pounds and her look set the standard of an era. Film is my great love. Tommy Tune is possibly the tallest dancer in the country. He is unique, however, in that he is also a musical theater star. The worst moment is before the curtain goes up, when you're just standing there thinking, 'Oh, my God, what am I doing?. I do my work and see my friends, and that's about it. What kind of perfection can you hope to achieve in a 28-minute show once a week? The best things on television are commercials, because they spend a lot of money and time on them.
In the last decade, she has made several largely forgettable movies, recorded a couple of albums, got married, had a baby and taken some time off to be a mother. Whether clad in slinky white satin or in top hat and tails, Twiggy is glamorous and lovely and looks just the way a Broadway star ought to look. Despite the shock of a virtually overnight metamorphosis from high-school dropout to a famous model mobbed by crowds wherever she went, Twiggy says she has happy memories of her days as a teen-age sensation. The name that once launched an avalanche of minidresses and dolls and imitators receded into the go-go past, and to the extent that most Americans remembered Twiggy, it was as a relic of the 1960's. She remains ''very close'' to her family. He is unique, however, in that he is also a musical theater star.
We feel a great warmth from the audience in this show, and it's nice to make people feel good. So when I knew this show was going to happen, I went back to class. But that was 17 years ago, and by the time she was 20, Twiggy had retired from modeling. A 1999 Broadway opening was anticipated. In fact, Tune, who has won nine Tony Awards, is the only individual to have won the medallion in four different categories.
Tune forged more than a decade ago. As with all the earlier phases of her rather eclectic career, Twiggy perceives this opportunity as having happened to her, rather than her having taken any action to make it happen. But last week Twiggy - now 33 and all of 110 pounds - made her Broadway debut as the co-star of ''My One and Only,'' and to the surprise of many who thought of her only as a mannequin, her performance was greeted with enthusiasm. Notes Question: Would you consider doing a Tommy Tune sitcom? She had originally learned to dance in 1971, in preparation for ''The Boy Friend. Show more » Tommy Tune is possibly the tallest dancer in the country. In fact, Tune, who has won nine Tony Awards, is the only individual to have won the medallion in four different categories.
He had discovered her working in a beauty parlor, and after making up a memorable nickname for her and a highfalutin French one for himself, he transformed the working-class Cockney waif into an international sensation. I enjoy dancing, but I have to really concentrate every ounce of energy; it's much harder for me than singing, which I hardly think about. Cast in Ken Russell's film, ''The Boy Friend,'' Twiggy remembered having seen Mr. Once you hear the audience and know they're enjoying themselves, you enjoy yourself. May 10, 1983, Page 00011 The New York Times Archives She had the body of a starvation victim and the face of an angel, and she was world-famous by the time she was 16. His father is a Texas restaurateur. Pronounced ''adorable'' by the critics, she plays a young woman famous for swimming the English Channel who falls in love with Tommy Tune, playing a dashing aviator determined to become the first man to fly nonstop to Paris.
Tommy acted in, directed and choreographed school productions, arrived in New York St. I've gone in at the deep end, so to speak; I've sort of done things back to front, so you have to learn quickly. It was certainly better than going to school, which was the only other thing I'd ever done. I had 13 costume changes per show, which is really a lot; I hung upside down; I rose up, I came down, I flew over the audience. Looks Like a Star Advertisement The reviewers and audiences found that Twiggy's voice is sweet and true, and if her tap dancing doesn't match the virtuoso display put on by Mr.
Today she is articulate and - considering her history - remarkably down-to-earth. I'm not really a dancer, but Tommy knows what I can do, and he built the routines around all the things I can do, as well as around our shapes and how we look together. It's like a circle; it comes back to you. Once you see Tommy, you don't really forget him. Tune, it is still stylish and graceful.
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