Toni Basil

  • Born: (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Antonia Christina Basilotta, better known by her stage name Toni Basil, is an American choreographer, singer and actress. While best known for her 1982 hit song, "Mickey." Basil's career, especially as a choreographer, has spanned several decades.

Toni Basil was an assistant choreographer and go-go dancer on the mid-1960s, U.S. ABC-TV network music show, "Shindig!" as well as in the 1964 concert film, "T.A.M.I. Show", where she appeared along with a young Teri Garr, a long time friend.

She has also worked with many artists as a choreographer, including David Byrne, David Bowie, Bette Midler and Tina Turner.

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