#WeeklyWebRoundUp: 102 year old dancer sees herself on film for the first time

102 year old dancer

Published: Friday 24th April 2015 by Leo Stevens

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This great video is about Alice Barker, a 102 year old lady from Brooklyn, New York, who was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s and 40s. She danced with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Billy ‘Bojangles’ Robinson.

Over the years, Alice danced in several films, adverts and TV shows but never saw any of them and unfortunately all of her photographs and memorabilia have been lost over the years.

In this video, Alice watches herself for the very first time. This footage was uploaded just a few days ago and has already been seen by over 5 million people – Alice has become such an internet sensation, her friends who made this video have set up an address for fan mail and she’s thrilled that the video has brought so much joy to everyone.

Published: Friday 24th April 2015 by Leo Stevens

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