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Occupation  Actress and dancer
Parents  Borden Chase, Lee Keith
Role  Actress

Name  Barrie Chase
Years active  1952-72
Siblings  Frank Chase
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Born  October 20, 1933 (age 82) (1933-10-20) Kings Point, New York, U.S.
Spouse  Jan Malmsjo (m. 1966–1968), Richard Kaufman
Movies  It's a Mad - Mad - Mad - Mad World, Cape Fear, The George Raft Story, Mardi Gras
Similar People  Jan Malmsjo, Dick Shawn, Marvin Kaplan, Edie Adams, Marie Goranzon

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Barrie Chase (born October 20, 1933) is an American actress and dancer originally from Kings Point, New York.

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Early life

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When Chase was six, her father, writer Borden Chase, moved the family to California so he could begin a career as a screenwriter. She grew up in Encino and studied ballet. She abandoned her intention to become a ballerina in New York to stay in Los Angeles and help support her mother, pianist Lee Keith, after her parents' divorce. Her brother was screenwriter Frank Chase.

Performing career

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She danced on such live TV programs as The Colgate Comedy Hour and The Chrysler Shower of Stars. It was while she was working as Jack Cole's assistant choreographer at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that Fred Astaire asked her to be his dancing partner on An Evening with Fred Astaire. She made four television appearances as Astaire's partner in his television specials between 1958 and 1968. The two danced on Hollywood Palace in 1966. During this period, she dated Astaire, a widower.

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She appeared on the syndicated talk show version of The Donald O'Connor Show. Chase worked in the chorus of many Hollywood musicals, including Hans Christian Andersen (1952), Call Me Madam (1953), Deep in My Heart (1954), Brigadoon (1954), Kismet (1955), Pal Joey (1957), Les Girls (1957), and two Fred Astaire films, Daddy Long Legs (1955) and Silk Stockings (1957). She appeared in White Christmas (1954) as the chorus girl who speaks the line, "Mutual, I'm sure."

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Chase's other film roles included The George Raft Story (1961); the beating victim of a sadistic Robert Mitchum in the thriller Cape Fear (1962); and the dancing, bikini-clad paramour (restored footage revealed her character was in reality married) of Dick Shawn's maniacal character, Sylvester Marcus, in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). She played Farida in the film The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), starring James Stewart and Richard Attenborough, in a dream sequence. In 1965 she appeared on an episode of the Bonanza "The Ballerina" television series, playing a saloon dancer who longed to be a ballerina.

Personal life

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In 1972, Chase retired from performing to devote herself to her own family. Twice divorced, she is currently married to James Kaufman; the couple have one child.

References

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