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Sunny Dare Vintage Burlesque dancer photo 1

Sunny Dare ... "The Girl With Blue Hair," "Nejma, Turkey's Foremost Belly Dancer"

VintageBurlesque Dancer, Stripper: Sunny Dare. Was born in the business as her parents were both Carnies with the Nat Reese Tent Carnival and Wild West Shows. When she was old enough she started her 20 year career as a chorus Girl at the Gayety Theatre in Detroit at age 17. In 1950, she worked a season with Sally Rand (fan dancer), after Rand failed to pay her, became Miss Sunny Dare!.

She says "she never took it all off and never got arrested either." Around 1970 she went back to school for Nursing and at night became Nejma. Later in life she had 4 knee replacements due to her acrobatic knee drops in her acts and had a bad back, so didn't do much dancing.¹


Tinted Photo 1: Miss Dare is seen here wearing a diaphanous covering with Garter-less stockings and High heels.



  • BirthName: Roberta "Bobbi" Bauman
  • Birth Date: d. 8/2008
  • Birth Place: Toledo, Ohio, USA.
  • Married: 4 times
  • Clubs/Theaters: Empire (PA) | Fox (Ind) | Casino (Newark) | Gayety | Minsky's | Troc.|
  • Films: Behind The Burly-Q | Bell, Bare and Beautiful (1963)|


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