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Atkins, Gerry (male)
Barbour, Sue (speaker, female)
Gerry Atkins started dancing at the age of eleven. His first professional job was in Zip Goes A Million in 1954 when aged fifteen. In 1955 he went to Worthing for Summer Season followed by a tour of Can Can. Gerry worked with a girl dancer, Fudge for two years as Atkins and Brandon. After that time Gerry returned to London for nightclub work. He performed with the Folies Bergere in Paris in 1960/61 then in New York, Europe and in London as the Can Can Boy and in Australia with The Windmill Revue and then One Damn Thing After Another. He was resident choreographer at Westcliff on Sea. Later he appeared in Blue Magic with Shirley Bassey. He worked in Paris with Jaques Tatti and Johnny Halliday. At 52 years of age he retired from doing the Can Can and started employing dancers for shows all over Europe. [Interview recorded at his home in the Algarve, Portugal].
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