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The most impressive "triple threats" of all time


by Anonymousreply 16306/06/2014

Bitch, you must get too hungry for dinner at 8.

by Anonymousreply 104/13/2013

Liza Minnelli...she can do it all in one song.

by Anonymousreply 204/13/2013

Daniel Radcliffe

by Anonymousreply 304/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 404/13/2013

Garland - great singer, great actress, great dancer. Never be anyone like that again.

by Anonymousreply 504/13/2013

No doubt Chita Rivera is the most impressive living triple threat.

by Anonymousreply 604/13/2013

Garland was NOT a great dancer.

by Anonymousreply 704/13/2013

Juliet Prowse

by Anonymousreply 804/13/2013

Joey Heatherton, if you substitute making "fuck me" facial expressions for acting ability.

by Anonymousreply 904/13/2013

Ruthie Henshall.

Ute Lemper.

by Anonymousreply 1004/13/2013

Hugh Jackman

by Anonymousreply 1104/13/2013

Donna McKechnie

by Anonymousreply 1204/13/2013

Judy Garland

Rita Moreno (Although she's an asshole!!!!)

Frank Sinatra

by Anonymousreply 1304/13/2013

Gene Kelly

by Anonymousreply 1404/13/2013

"Threat"? Whom did they threaten?

by Anonymousreply 1504/13/2013

As Tom Shales (I believe) once said about Melanie Chartoff: "She's a real triple threat: Can't sing, can't dance, can't act."

by Anonymousreply 1604/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 1704/13/2013

[quote]Garland was NOT a great dancer.

R7 She wasn't Cyd Charisse, but she was still very good.

She had great style as a dancer. See Summer Stock.

My favorite scene of Garland dancing is from the film Girl Crazy.

Do watch this clip (posted below). Garland starts dancing at about 2:50 into the clip.

Her skills are impressive.

It's a wonderful scene: she's beautiful and elegant, the guys are cute, the song is heaven. And Garland is impeccable.

by Anonymousreply 1804/13/2013

Mama was! Now it's drunk sissy.

by Anonymousreply 1904/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 2004/13/2013

In a documentary on Garland, Gene Kelly gives her a backhanded compliment with words to the effect that "she was a very good dancer with the choreography that she could do".

by Anonymousreply 2104/13/2013

correction: I meant to write "A Star is Born" not "Summer Stock" in post R18

by Anonymousreply 2204/13/2013

[quote] "Threat"? Whom did they threaten?

Actors who could only do one or two of the three.

by Anonymousreply 2304/13/2013

And Judy does that 4 minute dance in only 4 camera shots!

by Anonymousreply 2404/13/2013

I saw Daniel Radcliffe in HOW TO SUCCEED. He works VERY hard at dancing, and it shows. He's struggling like crazy. And he can't sing.

by Anonymousreply 2504/13/2013

The vivacious Ann-Margret!

by Anonymousreply 2604/13/2013

Of interest: In that Judy clip, her dancing partner is Charles Walters.

He was not only handsome and dashing...but also gay.

by Anonymousreply 2704/13/2013

Judy was wonderful with those skip steps, those traveling steps. She was no Ginger Rogers, or even Rita Hayworth, but her singing and acting more than make up for it.

by Anonymousreply 2804/13/2013

Have you forgotten...

Ann Miller - I'll Be Hard To Handle - from 'Lovely To Look At' - 1952

by Anonymousreply 2904/13/2013

Large Professor from Main Source. On the mic, behind the board, and on the decs.

by Anonymousreply 3004/13/2013

Probably Paris Hilton. She's had Herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia

by Anonymousreply 3104/13/2013

I love Ann Miller but she could not really act.

by Anonymousreply 3204/13/2013

Where is Julie Andrews?

by Anonymousreply 3304/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 3404/13/2013

[quote] Where is Julie Andrews?


by Anonymousreply 3504/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 3604/13/2013

Janet can move. Who finds her voice or acting impressive, Coco at r36?

by Anonymousreply 3704/13/2013

For R37, Janet can not only move, but she can act...

by Anonymousreply 3804/13/2013

Karen Ziemba!

by Anonymousreply 3904/13/2013

...and her vocal range, while not powerhouse diva, is very versatile (ranging from soft and sweet to rock song-gritty)

by Anonymousreply 4004/13/2013

Both Michael Cerveris and Janet Jackson were on Fame

But not at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 4104/13/2013

Madonna or Janet Jackson can only do video or concert style song and dance. Audiences would be shocked in horror if they tried to do a real Broadway show. Hugh Jackman is a good example of how rare it is to be able to do all three. Was Liza the last female star who could?

by Anonymousreply 4204/13/2013

Marilyn Miller

by Anonymousreply 4304/13/2013

Does Toni Collette dance?

by Anonymousreply 4404/13/2013

Anytime Janet is asked about her time on "Fame" she says it wasn't a happy experience for her.

Basically she didn't want to be there.

by Anonymousreply 4504/13/2013

Bebe Neuwirth

by Anonymousreply 4604/13/2013

No r44, She also doesn't act or sing or look presentable.

by Anonymousreply 4704/13/2013

Plus, she was dealing with a drug-abusing husband.

by Anonymousreply 4804/13/2013

Janet Jackson on TV Show 'Fame': 'I Didn't Enjoy It At All'

by Anonymousreply 4904/13/2013

Gwen Verdon

by Anonymousreply 5004/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 5104/13/2013

[quote]Garland was NOT a great dancer. [R7] She wasn't Cyd Charisse, but she was still very good.

"Very good" is a long long way from "great."

"Very good" is a dime-a-dozen.

by Anonymousreply 5204/13/2013

Pia Zadora

by Anonymousreply 5304/13/2013

Thank you, OP. But it's so early in my young career to be naming me 'all-time' anything. Maybe once I reach 35 or 40.

by Anonymousreply 5404/13/2013

CZJ is only 29 and is too young to know about the evils of this world.

by Anonymousreply 5504/13/2013

The Karshner triplets!!!

by Anonymousreply 5604/13/2013

Looking presentable is not part of being a triple threat--sorry.

by Anonymousreply 5704/13/2013

Duh, timberlake

by Anonymousreply 5804/13/2013

Judy Garland was NOT a great dancer??

She more than held her own with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, not to mention Ray Bolger and Buddy Ebsen.

Where is the proof that Ginger Rogers was a better dancer than Judy? Ginger may have danced more with Fred but not any better.

Rita Hayworth and Cyd Charisse may have been better dancers but neither could sing and always had to be dubbed.

Check out Judy as Broadway star singing and dancing as Marilyn Miller in the gorgeous Vincente Minnelli-directed production number Who (Stole My Heart Away)? from MGM's Words and Music.

by Anonymousreply 5904/13/2013

Debbie Reynolds

by Anonymousreply 6004/13/2013

OMG r18, all the gay men in that scene!

Garland was a great actor - look at her scene on the train, eating a sandwich, in THE HARVEY GIRLS.

She was real in a way few actors at the time were real.

Watch her do "Get Happy" in SUMMER STOCK if you want to talk about a stylish dancer. And when she was thin, she had LEGS.

Wow, she was tiny. 4'9"

Gene Kelly said she was the most talented person he had ever met.

And she was also hilarious - great sense of humor, great BAWDY sense of humor. You can tell she'd be a riot to hang out with.

I think she's maybe the most perfect screenstar, she just exists for film, it's where she happens. Of course, I never saw her life.

It cost her a lot, though.

I wonder if she thought it was worth it.

In any case, everybody always says Cary Grant is the ideal movie star, but I'd give that prize to Garland. After her, Marilyn. Brando'd be up there, but Brando of course can't do much. And I'd put Hattie McDaniel on that list. It's no her fault that Hollywood racism got in the way of her doing everything she could really do.

by Anonymousreply 6104/13/2013

Never saw her LIVE, I mean, not "never saw her LIFE." Oops. Funny error, in any case.

by Anonymousreply 6204/13/2013


Can't sing, can't act, can't dance. She's certainly amassed an impressive fortune despite being mediocre in every way.

by Anonymousreply 6304/13/2013

Thinking more contemporary, is there anyone evenly matched on all three?

Ewen Macgregor - Acting yes, singing not bad, don't recall him dancing

Beyonce - the acting is weak

Björk - the one acting role she did was brilliant, dancing is good for a musician

Hugh Jackman - kind of mediocre at all three

Jamie Foxx - how's his dancing?

Travolta - he's been great at each at some point in his career, but never at the same time.

Catherine Zeta Jones - jokes aside, she did do all three well in one film and got an Oscar for it.

JLo - mediocre at all three

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - has promise in all three - but no breakthrough

Patrick Wilson - pretty damn good at all three

Eddie Murphy - when he can fucking focus

Daniel Radcliffe - at least he's trying to be

by Anonymousreply 6404/13/2013

[quote]Hugh Jackman - kind of mediocre at all three

Are you DEAF and BLIND?

by Anonymousreply 6504/13/2013

wow I can't believe someone actually did that r40

by Anonymousreply 6604/13/2013

Janet jackson

by Anonymousreply 6704/13/2013

I know Joan probably doesn't qualify, but I think she was a good dancer. In this clip her arms look a bit amateur but her footwork is quite good. I think the fact that they didn't stick her in a long flowing gown meant that they thought her footwork was pretty good and needed to be seen.

by Anonymousreply 6804/13/2013

The Christian Triune God, baby.

Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

by Anonymousreply 6904/13/2013

Christopher Walken

by Anonymousreply 7004/13/2013

Maybe I missed it, but it's hard to believe that no one has mentioned Fred Astaire: dancer, singer, light comedian. And before anyone says he wasn't a good singer, I'll agree that he wasn't a good singer. He was a great singer -- up there with Crosby, Sinatra, Fitzgerald, and Holiday. Listen to his Oscar Peterson album. Porter, Berlin, Gershwin, Arlen, and Kern wanted him to introduce their songs. They all listed him as their favorite singer. As an actor he had chemistry with all his leading ladies, though his movies with Ginger Rogers -- especially Top Hat, Swing Time, and Shall We Dance -- stand apart. They're among the most enjoyable romantic comedies ever.

by Anonymousreply 7104/14/2013

Zac Efron

by Anonymousreply 7204/14/2013


by Anonymousreply 7304/14/2013

Do Dressage, Steeple Chase and Show Jumping count?

by Anonymousreply 7404/14/2013

R71, Astaire is exactly who I was thinking of also.

by Anonymousreply 7504/14/2013

[quote]And before anyone says he wasn't a good singer, I'll agree that he wasn't a good singer.

And you're absolutely right that Fred Astaire wasn't a good singer. But you already knew that, so that's why you wrote the above sentence and followed with reasons to claim he was "great."

Fred Astaire could sell a song. Jimmy Durante could do the same. Eddie Cantor could sell a song. Jimmy Cagney could do the same. Sophie Tucker could sell a song. Fanny Brice could do the same. NONE of them were great singers.

by Anonymousreply 7604/14/2013

r65, Jackman IS mediocre. And he sings flat.

by Anonymousreply 7704/14/2013

Hugh Jackman is fucking gorgeous and he's a decent (not great) actor. But he has a thin little voice and he was flat at times in Les Miserables.

He's a much better dancer than he is a singer.

by Anonymousreply 7804/14/2013

I second whoever said Christopher Walken. He's probably the best dancer among major actors in Hollywood, even beyond Travolta. Just watch his number in "Pennies from Heaven."

Anne Hathaway is a genuine triple threat--she may be an annoying asshole, but she's a fine actor, she can dance, and she's a lovely singer. I was really taken by her years ago when she sang the part of Lili in the musical "Carnival" for Encores. That's a very hard role to sing.

Diane Keaton got her start in musical theatre (she was in the original cast of Hair), and has a very pleasant singing voice.

So many people have mentioned Liza, but you know I've never seen her give a decent acting performance other than in two films: Cabaret and The Sterile Cuckoo. She was amazing in both parts, but I've never seen her do anything since where she just wasn't being herself.

by Anonymousreply 7904/14/2013

It's hard to play "yourself."

And re: Astaire, the only time I was ever disappointed in him is when he tried to be heavy in THE BEACH.

by Anonymousreply 8004/14/2013

[quote]It's hard to play "yourself."

Oh for fuck's sake: no, it's not.

by Anonymousreply 8104/14/2013

Jimmy Fallon-Sing, guitar, dance, act, impersonations, improv, comedian, writer.


Megan Mullally

Sean Hayes

Adam Lambert

by Anonymousreply 8204/14/2013

No one is equally excellent at all three, but Hugh Jackman is batting zero, Chita Rivera is 0 and 2, CZJ has 2 outa 3 and Streisand - can sing.

Ann-Margret, is interesting...but her singing is not good enough.

Love her or hate her Liza is near the top of this list. She could do all well, and has dazzled in each of them, live.

Judy Garland and Sammy Davis Jr. are the genius triple threats of older times.

Sinatra not much of a dancer, but squeaks the hat-trick.

My controversial pick is Bernadette Peters, but it is not really if you know her work. A lot of people don't seem to like her, but she really could do it all. Gorgeous voice, very good actress, and fine tap and jazz dancer earlier in her career.

Ruthie Henshall yes, Karen Ziemba no.

Gregory Hines, 2 outa 3 ain't bad.

Fred Astaire makes the club because he had some of the best songs ever for for his light tenor voice and the rest he had in the bag.

Gene Kelly had a great ass, but no cigar.

Janet Jackson is the best all round of the DIVA chicks. Argue if you want, but she can sing,dance and act. She is maybe a bit too slick, but is a triple threat urban chick.

Let's find a guy. Hm.

Can Usher act? I wish. He's a babe.

I wish Rita Hayworth could sing, ditto.

Carol nope.

Shirley Maclaine gets pretty close.

Daniel Radcliffe - are you kidding?

Patrick Wilson, maybe someday. He is good at all three but not good enough.

I know there has got to be more.....

On film Judy Garland is the undeniable most impressive and prolific triple threat.

On stage, she will have to share the honour with Sammy Davis Jr. and her daughter.

by Anonymousreply 8304/14/2013

R65 didn't see Les Mis

by Anonymousreply 8404/14/2013


You missed out Juliet Prowse.

by Anonymousreply 8504/14/2013

Adam Lambert can sing his face off....and he can dance. But act? No.

by Anonymousreply 8604/14/2013

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Donna Pescow yet.

by Anonymousreply 8704/14/2013

J-Lo - most impressive in that she has a career in showbiz at all.

Funny that she was turned down for a record contract pre-fame so she used the acting as a stepping stone to get one.

by Anonymousreply 8804/14/2013

Tami Erin.

by Anonymousreply 8904/14/2013

Judy Garland and Eartha Kitt

by Anonymousreply 9004/14/2013

Liza was good in NY,NY R79, may not have been prime Scorsese but at least she got to work with him and De Niro at his hottest. So that's cool enough.

Cabaret on its own would be enough, a classic and one of the greatest Oscar winning performances. And that's backed up by The Sterile Cuckoo so she isn't a one hit wonder.

For a chequered film career she must have one of the best.

by Anonymousreply 9104/14/2013

[quote]Janet Jackson is the best all round of the DIVA chicks. Argue if you want, but she can sing,dance and act. She is maybe a bit too slick, but is a triple threat urban chick.


by Anonymousreply 9204/14/2013


by Anonymousreply 9304/14/2013

If this is "of all time," shouldn't we also be including people like Bert Williams and Libby Holman and Mrs. Laura Keene?

by Anonymousreply 9404/14/2013

Liza and Sinatra are both horrid

by Anonymousreply 9504/14/2013

Love the way people like Jimmy Fallon get a pass but Ann Margret "doesn't sing well enough."

Here's the deal - you can be born with an amazing voice and you can be a natural actor with no training whatsoever (Barbra and Jennifer Lawrence come to mind as examples of each) but you cannot become a great dancer with just what God gave you. You need to be in dance class every day for a good part of your youth to do the kicks, turns, extension and balance work required to be considered a good dancer. Style is born, but technique is made.

There's a difference between having some great moves (Michael Jackson/MC Hammer/John Travolta/Beyoncé/Lady Gaga/Ricky Martin) and being able to pick up ANY moves required(Britney, Madonna, Christopher Walken, Janet, Gene, Mikhail, Paula, JLo, Juliet, Mitzi, Lola, Shirley, Eleanor, Rita, Chita, et al) and training provides that difference.

Michael Jackson invented dance moves that electrified millions and had some slick lines, but he couldn't do leaps, bounds and extended kicks. His sister Janet, who had dance training, came closer.

That said, my lists:

Men - Gene Kelly, Hugh Jackman, Cheyenne Jackson, Russ Tamblyn, Donald O'Connor, Danny Kaye. Squeaking by - John Travolta (needed a bit more dance training).

Women - Shirly Maclaine, Ann Margret, Rita Moreno, Lesley Anne Warren, Bebe Neuwirth, Debbie Allen, Chita Rivera, Jasmine Guy, Valerie Harper, Paula Kelly. Squeaking by - Vanessa Williams.

And then there's those great song and dance artists who relied heavily on mugging for their acting but did it well enough to get good notices - Ben Vereen, Sammy Davis, Mitzi Gaynor, Ann Miller, Britney Spears, Joey Heatherton, ...and Madonna, who traded mugging for posturing with success in her videos and in Evita (her biggest video :)

...and many more unsung Broadway actors who simply lack(ed) the "star" quality necessary to become famous.

Broadway is the home of the triple threat. If you can't dance/sing/read well for a part, you won't even make the chorus. With the exception of the occasional specialty act, there's just not enough space or budget for one-job casting, like in the old days 100-people productions.

by Anonymousreply 9604/14/2013

[quote]Lola, Shirley, Eleanor,

Who are these people and why do you wrongly suppose we're on a first-name basis with them?

by Anonymousreply 9704/14/2013

Eleanor Parker or Eleanor Roosevelt?

by Anonymousreply 9804/14/2013

[quote]Broadway is the home of the triple threat. If you can't dance/sing/read well for a part, you won't even make the chorus.

You sound like Helen Lawson talking tough in the ladies' room.

by Anonymousreply 9904/14/2013

Lola Heatherton?

Shirley Temple?

Eleanor of Aquitaine?

by Anonymousreply 10004/14/2013

Ruby Keeler

by Anonymousreply 10104/14/2013

Dame May Whitty

by Anonymousreply 10204/14/2013

Oh OK sorry (wasn't assuming we were on a first name basis with these, just wanted to rush through the examples - just knowing one or two would get my point across):

Eleanor Powell, Lola Falana, Shirley MacLaine (examples of women with dance training - not necessarily triple threats)

LOL r99 - I re-read and I DO sound like a tough-talking Helen Lawson

by Anonymousreply 10304/14/2013

Dick Van Dyke

by Anonymousreply 10404/14/2013

[quote]Sinatra are both horrid singers

Explanation please.

by Anonymousreply 10504/14/2013

Helen Lawson

by Anonymousreply 10604/14/2013


by Anonymousreply 10704/14/2013

R105 all you have to do is listen.

by Anonymousreply 10804/14/2013

Marilyn McCooo zbag

by Anonymousreply 10904/14/2013

It would be interesting to hear some Sinatra recordings corrected with Autotune so that he was on pitch with the orchestra. Could digital technology be added to Mitzi Gaynor's "South Pacific" songs to give some oomph to her voice?

by Anonymousreply 11004/14/2013

James Holmes:

Remington 870

Glock .40 caliber


by Anonymousreply 11104/14/2013

The same person thinks Frank Sinatra is a triple threat and Karen Ziemba is not. Ha.

by Anonymousreply 11204/14/2013

R112, no I think they both are not.

by Anonymousreply 11304/14/2013

Isn't Karen only an OK singer?

by Anonymousreply 11404/14/2013

r96 that is a very personal and narrow minded view of what a great dancer is. Who is to say that one has to do every possible style or move a choreographer throws at them to be considered a great dancer? People like Michael Jackson , Beyonce and John Travolta excelled at their particular style of dance and yet you say that Michael Jackson wasn't a great dancer because he couldn't do "leaps, bounds and extended kicks"??? Who cares? Its just some antiquated, classical idea of what dancing is, its like saying someone can't be a great singer unless they can also sing opera and classical music. This is obviously something you were personally taught and led to believe but its absolutely false.

by Anonymousreply 11504/14/2013

James Marsden And Zac Efron. Watch Hairspray again. Also, John Barrowman, is really talented, but a better actor on stage where his mugging works.

by Anonymousreply 11604/14/2013

Great Dancers, at least recent female ones, are Paula Abdul (pretty impressive in her peak), and J-Lo (which is the only thing she is excellent at).

by Anonymousreply 11704/14/2013

Of the current stars, I hate to say it but --Justin Timberlake?

If Usher took up acting, he'd be a triple threat. The guy sings and dances better than JT.

by Anonymousreply 11804/14/2013

Justin Timberlake can't act, though.

Usher acts. He's not bad.

by Anonymousreply 11904/14/2013

Out of the contemporary guys I have to agree that Timberlake can sing, dance and act. Liked him in Alpha Dogs and Black Snake Moan.

by Anonymousreply 12004/14/2013

But don't you have to do each very well? Or is it like being a decathlete where one performs well in each event but can't compete with individual specialist?

by Anonymousreply 12104/14/2013

Yes, R121, that's what it's supposed to mean. Like everything else, the meaning has devolved over the years. See: Sutton Foster.

by Anonymousreply 12204/14/2013

R114, Ziemba is now a formidable musical theater singer, having honed her chops over the years.

by Anonymousreply 12304/14/2013

Let's not forget MISS Debbie Allen. She's a triple-threat PLUS a directress.

by Anonymousreply 12404/14/2013

Russ Tamblyn was dubbed in WEST SIDE STORY, r96 - did he exhibit an outstanding singing voice in other things?

by Anonymousreply 12504/14/2013

Darren Criss

by Anonymousreply 12604/27/2013

Adrian Zmed

by Anonymousreply 12704/29/2013


by Anonymousreply 12804/29/2013


by Anonymousreply 12904/29/2013

Timberlake can dance and sing--as for acting, he can do light comic work but that's about all I've seen him manage. He's quite good at it, though.

by Anonymousreply 13004/29/2013

Jinkx Monsoon

by Anonymousreply 13104/29/2013

Gene Kelly couldn't sing

by Anonymousreply 13204/29/2013

Would a DVDA be a quadruple threat?

by Anonymousreply 13304/29/2013

He sang enough, r132. It's not like he was tone-deaf or even had pitch problems. As opposed to other well known dancers like Astaire, his voice, though not sophisticated and nourished, had enough lung/diaphragm support to qualify him as a singer, though not a vocalist. Its weakest factor was that nasal timbre that layered over it all, killing any possibility of him being perceived as a songster.

And while we're in the subject of triple-threats with nasal voices - why hasn't anyone suggested James Cagney?

by Anonymousreply 13404/29/2013

[quote]Would a DVDA be a quadruple threat?


by Anonymousreply 13504/29/2013

Gene Kelly: great ass, great face and great hole (I imagine).

by Anonymousreply 13604/29/2013

The following actresses have a lot of dance training. Can any of them sing?:

Charleze Theron

Mary Tyler Moore

Sean Young

Goldie Hawn (pretty close!)

DeLane Matthews (Dave's World)

Shanna Reed (Major Dad)

Gabrielle Union

Christina Applegate

Georgia Engels

Natalie Portman (yes, she had a double in Black Swan, but mainly because her ballet was not up to prima ballerina absoluta level, though she has plenty of dance background).

I did/do hate when the following - in vanity projects - tried to pass themselves as dancers:

Linda Lavin

Bonnie Franklin

Raquel Welch

Barbara Mandrell

Suzanne Sommers

Joyce DeWitt

Susan Anton

And while we're talking variety shows, don't laugh, but, how about Vickie Lawrence?

by Anonymousreply 13704/29/2013

This thread is supposed to be about the most impressive triple threats of all time, not some mediocre actress who took ballet as a little girl and you're wondering whether she can match pitch

by Anonymousreply 13804/29/2013

Duh. Bo Jackson owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 13904/29/2013

Doris Day, of course.

by Anonymousreply 14004/29/2013


by Anonymousreply 14104/30/2013

Judy Garland. With Doris Day coming in second.

by Anonymousreply 14205/01/2013

Ozzy Osbourne!

by Anonymousreply 14305/01/2013

R129 is clearly joking.

by Anonymousreply 14405/01/2013

I don't recall Day ever truly dancing in her films. Didn't she do the "chorus boys throw me around" thing?

by Anonymousreply 14505/01/2013

Sorry about my DD ignorance. Just watched the clip at 140.

It's the only time I've seen her do anything that ambitious.

by Anonymousreply 14605/01/2013

Tiny Archibald.

by Anonymousreply 14705/01/2013

What R138 said

by Anonymousreply 14805/01/2013


by Anonymousreply 14905/01/2013

Esther Williams, a quintuple threat: Sing, dance, act, swim and drink you under the table.

by Anonymousreply 15005/01/2013

I'm not convinced Natalie Portman can even act, let alone dance or sing.

by Anonymousreply 15105/04/2013

[quote]Didn't she do the "chorus boys throw me around" thing?

That made me LOL!

by Anonymousreply 15205/04/2013

Mary, Rhoda, and Phyllis

by Anonymousreply 15305/04/2013

Have we mentioned Chita Rivera yet?

Also, if Justin T qualifies, then so do Travolta, Jackman, and the black guy from Scrubs/Clueless.

Would love to see a show-stopping comic quartet performed by Timberlake (first T), NPH (2nd T), Jackman (Baritone), and Seth MacF (Bass) - preferably of something written by the latter.

by Anonymousreply 15405/04/2013

Judy Garland, absolutely. She and Liza Minnelli are actually quadruple threats because they have that elusive fourth dimension - IT.

by Anonymousreply 15505/04/2013

I don't know if you were kidding r153, but you're not too far out there.

We all know Mary was a decent dancer and singer, Valerie was on some Broadway musicals as a singer/dancer, and Clitoris Leachman can at least character-sing (in things like Deb Messing-style exaggerated soprano). Dancing With The Stars notwithstanding (the chick is like 80 now), Leachman had some dance in her background.

Georgia Engels also comes from a musical theater background and I remember seeing her in My One And Only in AC and she was pretty good.

And all those of you looking for the BEST TRIPLE THREATS OF ALL TIME and not allowing the discovery of someone's past training, you can all kiss my ass and fuck off. Do you really want this thread to be 10 posts long, with Chita, Rita, Debbie and everyone else who played Anita (except Karen), maybe Shirley and Cheyenne... and that's IT???!!

by Anonymousreply 15605/04/2013

My back leg could be a bit more turned out, but I definitely have clean dance lines, plenty of training, and I did ALL my singing in "Enchanted." four Oscar nominations say I'm a decent actress.

by Anonymousreply 15705/09/2013

I'm sure the Sinatra detractors are aware that he is widely considered to be the voice of the 20th century and redefined the art of singing. It's not as if we're talking about Bob Dylan here.

There's more to singing than being "on pitch" and having a wide vocal range - look at Billie Holiday.

by Anonymousreply 15805/09/2013

Streisand is a singer, actress, producer, director, composer, philanthropist, activist...

In my book the most talented entertainers ever are Garland and Streisand- both excelled in every entertainment media and basically owned any song they chose to sing.

by Anonymousreply 15905/09/2013

Scott Bakula

by Anonymousreply 16005/17/2013

Sammy Davis, Jr.

The consummate entertainer. Great singer, dancer, actor, & impressionist.

Could outentertain Elvis or Michael on their best day.

by Anonymousreply 16106/06/2014

Ken Berry

by Anonymousreply 16206/06/2014

"You'll never get control of this company!"

"Cecil, don't you die on me!!"

"Which one of you bitches is my mother?"

by Anonymousreply 16306/06/2014
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