#ThrowbackThursday: Watch Debbie Allen Dance In “West Side Story”

January 16, 2014  |  

Did you know that Aaliyah shared a birthday with legendary dancer, actor and all around entertainer Debbie Allen? She does. Today, Debbie Allen turned 64 years old. I don’t know about you but I absolutely live for Debbie Allen. She has so much spunk, so much zest. And then of course there’s the talent,  intelligence and all around fabulousness (Have you seen her on “Grey’s Anatomy”?) that has forever solidified her place as the “Auntie” in my head. Love her!

And in honor of the anniversary of her birth, I feel the need to share a bit of her brilliance with you. In 1980, Ms. Allen starred in the Broadway revival of West Side Story as “Anita.” And I don’t have to tell you that she nailed it. Over 30 years later, it’s still quite impressive.

Watch Debbie Allen dance video below. She’s something.

Happy Birthday Ms. Allen!

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