Beautiful dancer Nita Bieber was born in 1926; her father was anaccomplished piano player, and her mother Callie was a great dancer. Her younger brother Rodney and her 3 younger sisters all became gooddancers, too, with Linda doing ballet and Wanda playing the harp. Nitastarted performing in public at age 5, when she did a decorous fandance in a long, pink dress. After her graduation from Hollywood highschool, Nita travelled as a dancer with a USO troupe, and then joinedthe Jack Cole Dancers for a 9-month tour of the U.
S. , during which shebecame very prolific in both dancing and cooking. In 1946, Nita appeared in a couple of films for Columbia, most notably Rhythm and Weep (1946) with the Three Stooges. In 1947, Nitaappeared in 3 more films for Columbia, and also went to Monogram for acouple of flicks, most notably as Mame in the Bowery Boys movie News Hounds (1947) . Nita was featured with a full-page photo onthe cover of Life magazine, November 28, 1949.
The article talked abouther 7-year contract with MGM, and Nita's big dance number in the newmovie musical in production, "Nancy Goes to Rio"; but it seems herdance number wound up on the cutting room floor, Nita was not in thefinal print (perhaps the director didn't want it to compete againstCarmen Miranda). Nita appeared in movies for MGM and Universal until1955; it seems "Kismet" (1955) was her last movie for MGM under her7-year contract. But Nita was very busy outside of movies. The Nita Bieber Dancers didshort performances produced in 1951-1952, for local television stationsneeding "filler" programming. Their song-and-dance numbers included:"Swing Low, Sweet Clarinet" and "Dance of the Peacock" and "Mondongo.
"The Nita Bieber Dancers were also headliners in Las Vegas: theyperformed at the El Rancho Vegas in 1951, along with Benny Goodman; andin 1952, the Frontier showcased the Nita Bieber Dancers (they were ingood company, other acts in the Frontier at that time were the MarxBrothers, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. , JosephineBaker and April Stevens). Though Nita is now retired from showbusiness, her fans have fond memories of her and great dancing. Nita'slongtime hobbies include cats and paintings. .
|1||The Jolson Story||1946||as Dancer in nightclub revue|
|2||A Lady Without Passport||1950||as Cuban Dancer|
|3||Don Cornell Sings||1952||as Herself - Dancer|
|4||Jerry Gray and the Band of Today||1950||as Herself (and the Nita Bieber Dancers)|
|5||Kilroy Was Here||1947||as Waitress|
|7||Little Miss Broadway||1947||as Dancer|
|8||Millies Daughter||1947||as Model|
|9||News Hounds||1947||as Mame|
|10||Rhythm and Weep||1946||as Hilda|
|11||Summer Stock||1950||as Sarah Higgins|
|12||Talk About a Lady||1946||as Chorus Girl|
|13||The Lone Wolf in Mexico||1947||as Hotel Maid|
|14||The Prince Who Was a Thief||1951||as Cahuena|
|15||Hey Moe, Hey Dad!||2015||as Various characters|