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Stage Name

Real Name

Ann Corio

n/a
'the Sultan's Daughter' | 'Sarong Girl'

        One of 12 children of Italian immigrants from Naples who settled in Hartford, Conn. After her father died at age 16, she found that she could make more money at  Burlesque as a stripper  than the dancing she was already doing. She eventually become the Auburn-haired, green-eyed queen of burlesque. Ann Corio didn't use any tricks in her performances. She was billed as 'the Sultan's Daughter' and the 'Sarong Girl' mainly due to her two feature films.

    She is said to be mainly self-trained as a dancer and at age 15 she started in the chorus of a Minsky burlesque show in New York and within a year became a headliner as a top Strip-tease artist.

    George Batcheller brought Ann to the silver screen in "Swamp Woman" in 1941. Altho her film career was plagued by low budget films, her acting proved to be very good. Ann passed in 1999 at the Englewood Hospital in Englewood, N.J.


Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Measurements

Hartford, Ct.11/29/1914-3/16/1999Michale P. Iannucci (3rd)N/A
    

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Balletn/a1962 - Ann Corio Presents: How to Strip for Your Husband(CD)
Erotic 1942 - Jungle Siren - (Song of the Jungle)
Strip Tease  

Nightclubs

Theaters

Stage

n/aCasino East Theater1965 - This Was Burlesque
 Gaiety Theater (Washington)1981 - Here It Is Burlesque!
 Hudson Theater (Union City)Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 Princess Theater (1981)Girls From Joyland
 Playhouse on the MallOnce More With Feeling
  Rain
  White Cargo

Films

Posters

1941 - Swamp Woman [DVD] 1943 - Sarong Girl Poster
1941 - White Huntress [DVD | Instant Download] 
1942 - Jungle Siren [DVD]

Publications

1943 - Sarong Girl [Instant Download]1937 - Picture Review - Ann Corio on cover
1944 - Call of the Jungle9/3/1943 - Yank Magazine
1944 - The Sultan's Daughter9/23/1943 - Yank Magazine
Will Success Spoil Rock HunterAnn Corio: This was Burlesque [Kindle Book]

Television

3/9/1999 - N.Y. Times Obituary
1965 - The Trials of O'Brien (Dead End on Flugel Street) as Rosie 
1969 - Girl Talk 
1969 - The Tonight Show 
1970 - The Mike Douglas Show 
1979 - Here It Is, Burlesque! 
HBO - This Was Burlesque 

Various Ann Corio Pics
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