DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Sally Rand (aged 75)
American burlesque performer and actress
Sally Rand (April 3, 1904 – August 31, 1979) was a burlesque dancer, vedette and actress, most noted for her ostrich feather fan dance and balloon bubble dance. She also performed under the name Billie Beck.
DEATH: Rand died on August 31, 1979, at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital, in Glendora, California, aged 75, from congestive heart failure. She was deeply in debt at her death. Rand’s adopted son told an interviewer that Sammy Davis Jr. stepped in and wrote a $10,000 check which took care of Rand’s expenses.