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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013 6:00 pm | Updated: 10:22 pm, Sat Mar 16, 2013.

If anyone is sensitive to the needs of child actors, it’s Eileen Rogosin, who began her professional career as a ballet dancer at the tender age of 12.

When Rogosin was a student at Rainbow Studios in Hollywood, her teacher encouraged her to audition for the New York City Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Rogosin was hired, and for the next two summers, she worked with the company in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. At 13, she auditioned for Walt Disney’s wildly popular television show The Mouseketeers and was hired as an original cast member.

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  • Eileen Rogosin posted at 1:45 pm on Sun, Mar 17, 2013.

    Eileen Rogosin Posts: 1

    Brian, You are absolutely correct. I forgot it was Roustabouts. I had done several movies with him. Thanks for correcting me. Eileen

     
  • Brian Quinn posted at 7:23 am on Sun, Mar 17, 2013.

    Brian Quinn Posts: 1

    Actually the photograph of Elvis with dancers is NOT from the movie 'Harum Scarum' but from the film 'Roustabout'.

     
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