Monday, June 26, 2006

 

Whatever Happened to Lucinda Dickey?

Although 15 minutes of fame may have come and gone in the short film career of Lucinda Dickey, one-time Solid Gold dancer-turned actress, had enough enthusiasm, charm, and girl-next-door beauty to stand out in the kind of grade-Z movies being churned out by Cannon Films in the 1980s. A trained dancer, and with a bit role in Grease 2 to her credit, Dickey was all over the screen in 1984 starring alongside Shabba-Doo and Boogaloo Shrimp in (Canon's poor-man answer to Flashdance), Breakin' and its same-year sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, as well as Cannon's Ninja III: The Domination. At the time, on Siskel & Ebert, film critic Gene Siskel went out of his way to praise Dickey's performance in Breakin' 2 and Ninja III. It seemed as though she might graduate to bigger things. But that was it until 1987, when she appeared in the schlocky film Cheerleader Camp (also known as Bloody Pompoms). She has since married Survivor co-executive producer Craig Piligian, and has two children. A new breakdance movie with Dickey is rumored for 2007.

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