"'I had friend that came to talk to me in Houston and he said, 'Here in Houston, if you dance, are talented, and extremely unusual they call you a sissy or a weirdo, in New York, they call you a star!' I was outta there! But this chum of mine, just threw me in his Ford Fairlane and brought me to New York. The day I arrived, it was St. Patrick's Day and I went to an audition and I got the job. I was out of college, 22. Irma La Douce. My dream came true. My dream was to dance in the chorus of a Broadway show and it came true on my first day in New York.