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Name some genuine triple threats!

Entertainers who can sing, AND dance, AND act. Are there any in the English-speaking world?

There are plenty of singer-dancers, and plenty of singer-actors, and I suppose there are dancers who did a bit of acting without singing. But is anyone out there genuinely good at all three?

Anyone outside of Bollywood, anyway.

by Anonymousreply 125March 19, 2023 4:07 AM


by Anonymousreply 1March 17, 2023 5:55 AM

Jamie Foxx

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by Anonymousreply 3March 17, 2023 6:03 AM

Angela Lansbury

by Anonymousreply 4March 17, 2023 6:05 AM

Melissa Beth Miller! She's a quintuple threat, really - acting, singing, dancing, burping on command and proficient in Pig Latin!

by Anonymousreply 5March 17, 2023 6:06 AM

Ariana DeBose is one.

by Anonymousreply 6March 17, 2023 6:09 AM


by Anonymousreply 7March 17, 2023 6:13 AM

Huge Ackman

by Anonymousreply 8March 17, 2023 6:14 AM

Teri Hatcher

Lisa Rinna

by Anonymousreply 9March 17, 2023 6:15 AM


by Anonymousreply 10March 17, 2023 6:17 AM

Micheal J. Fox

Stephen Hawkins

Heather McCartney

Selma Blair

Christina Applegate

Teri Garr

Christopher Reeve

by Anonymousreply 11March 17, 2023 6:24 AM

Lady Gaga

by Anonymousreply 12March 17, 2023 6:27 AM

Nasally Vegas acts are GARBAGE. My God! You KNOW NOTHING!!! I sing everything perfectly. Shut up!

Oh God on a wheel!

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by Anonymousreply 13March 17, 2023 6:37 AM

Shirley Booth

by Anonymousreply 14March 17, 2023 6:41 AM

Dick Van Dyke, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 15March 17, 2023 6:42 AM

Justin Timberlake.

I think he did fairly well in Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan.

by Anonymousreply 16March 17, 2023 6:54 AM

^ Also, 2006-2007 was really his moment. Two movies, a #1 hit song (SexyBack), and album. Dude was killing it.

by Anonymousreply 17March 17, 2023 6:56 AM


by Anonymousreply 18March 17, 2023 7:08 AM

Jennifer Lopez OBVIOUSLY

by Anonymousreply 19March 17, 2023 7:10 AM

Jamie Foxx. Acting, singing and is actually a classically trained pianist.

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by Anonymousreply 20March 17, 2023 7:15 AM

James Marsden, Zac Efron, Travolta.

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by Anonymousreply 21March 17, 2023 7:30 AM

R1- And still so young!

by Anonymousreply 22March 17, 2023 7:50 AM

Judy Garland

by Anonymousreply 23March 17, 2023 7:52 AM

Ann Margret . Mitzi Gaynor, Carol Lawrence

by Anonymousreply 24March 17, 2023 8:30 AM

Back in the day: Ruthie Henshall.

by Anonymousreply 25March 17, 2023 8:30 AM

Toni Collette.

by Anonymousreply 26March 17, 2023 8:32 AM

Kevin Spacey!

by Anonymousreply 27March 17, 2023 8:40 AM

I don't count Ann-Margret as a triple threat. A triple threat should do all three equally well. A-M's singing was crummy.

by Anonymousreply 28March 17, 2023 8:56 AM

Chita Rivera

by Anonymousreply 29March 17, 2023 8:57 AM

“A-M's singing was crummy.“

Breathless intoning is not singing.

by Anonymousreply 30March 17, 2023 8:59 AM


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by Anonymousreply 32March 17, 2023 9:00 AM

Some of you blockerloonies need to get over yourselves.

by Anonymousreply 33March 17, 2023 9:01 AM

Gene Kelly

Donald O’Connor

Debbie Reynolds

by Anonymousreply 34March 17, 2023 9:05 AM

James Cagney

by Anonymousreply 35March 17, 2023 9:05 AM

The idea of a Triple Threat nowadays is less important because dancing is less important than it used to be. Films don’t have (luckily) long dance sequences anymore, even if they are musicals. And even the worst dancers nowadays can still be presentable with enough edits and takes.

by Anonymousreply 36March 17, 2023 9:06 AM

Pia Zadora

by Anonymousreply 37March 17, 2023 9:12 AM

Mitzi Gaynor and Gene Kelly were passable but not great actors.

by Anonymousreply 38March 17, 2023 9:13 AM

Triple threat? How about denary/tenfold threat?!

singer, dancer, comedienne, monologist, mistress of ceremonies, after-dinner speaker, saxophonist, star, bit player, or extra."

by Anonymousreply 39March 17, 2023 9:14 AM

Frank Sinatra could sing, act and dance.

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by Anonymousreply 40March 17, 2023 9:20 AM

Emma Stone.

by Anonymousreply 41March 17, 2023 9:39 AM

Jussie Smolett. He even does his own stunts!

by Anonymousreply 42March 17, 2023 9:41 AM

Li'l Magic

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by Anonymousreply 44March 17, 2023 9:59 AM

Sammy Davis, Jr.

by Anonymousreply 45March 17, 2023 11:42 AM

Ansel Elgort

by Anonymousreply 46March 17, 2023 12:13 PM
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by Anonymousreply 47March 17, 2023 12:33 PM

The "acting" part of a lot of these triple threats seems dubious. Many of them are just a celebrity projections of themselves whatever they're supposed to be doing.

They can act that well enough not to look like they're in amateur theatricals, but they wouldn't be a threat to a real actor.

by Anonymousreply 48March 17, 2023 1:53 PM

Chrissy Metz

by Anonymousreply 49March 17, 2023 4:40 PM

Ray Bolger.

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by Anonymousreply 50March 17, 2023 5:18 PM

R2 you beat me to it. And he’s not the best singer bits pretty damned well versed.

by Anonymousreply 51March 17, 2023 5:19 PM

Vanessa Williams

by Anonymousreply 52March 17, 2023 5:22 PM

Erykah Badu

by Anonymousreply 53March 17, 2023 5:22 PM

Jesse Martin, best known as Det. Green on Law & Order: He played Tom Collins in [italic]Rent[/italic]. He discussed working with Gregory Hines and being thrilled when Hines started to tap. Martin said he started as a dancer.

by Anonymousreply 54March 17, 2023 5:24 PM

The Brady kids. Actors! Singers! Dancers!

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by Anonymousreply 55March 17, 2023 5:27 PM

Leslie Odom, Jr.

by Anonymousreply 56March 17, 2023 5:28 PM

Meryl Streep Neil Patrick Harris Amy Adams

by Anonymousreply 57March 17, 2023 5:33 PM

R3 With a Z!!

by Anonymousreply 58March 17, 2023 5:36 PM

Judy Garland.

Others here seem to think just because you can do one of these means that you are a "threat" in that category.

by Anonymousreply 59March 17, 2023 5:37 PM
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by Anonymousreply 60March 17, 2023 5:37 PM

Julie Andrews Rita Hayworth Rita Moreno Ginger Rogers

by Anonymousreply 61March 17, 2023 5:39 PM

Jonathan Bailey

by Anonymousreply 62March 17, 2023 5:39 PM

Meryl can sing? I never knew that.

by Anonymousreply 63March 17, 2023 5:40 PM

Diana Ross if not mentioned already.

by Anonymousreply 64March 17, 2023 5:40 PM

Chita is still the best!

by Anonymousreply 65March 17, 2023 5:41 PM

No one starring in La La Land.

by Anonymousreply 66March 17, 2023 5:44 PM

R55 out of control talent on parade

by Anonymousreply 67March 17, 2023 5:47 PM


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by Anonymousreply 69March 17, 2023 5:52 PM

Joyce DeWitt

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by Anonymousreply 70March 17, 2023 5:53 PM

Rose Tyler

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by Anonymousreply 71March 17, 2023 5:55 PM

Jessie Buckley. I haven't seen her in the London Cabaret from last year, so I'm not sure if there's much dancing involved, but she sounds great on the cast recording, so she can at least do two of them.

Let's throw a bone to Alexis Smith who unlocked singing and dancing talents in middle age when she starred in Follies on Broadway. Bette Davis gave an interview where she expressed how shocked she was that Alexis could do all those things after never being given that many meaty roles during her studio system days.

Raquel Welch might not have been a great singer, dancer, or actor, but she could technically do them all to a competent level. That counts as something.

by Anonymousreply 72March 17, 2023 6:13 PM

Was Rita Moreno serious with this shit?

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by Anonymousreply 74March 17, 2023 6:32 PM

RDJ acts, sings and plays the piano. Not sure about dancing, though.

by Anonymousreply 75March 17, 2023 7:26 PM

Danny Kaye could dance and sing and was pretty good in the anti-Nazi drama Skokie.

by Anonymousreply 76March 17, 2023 8:03 PM

[quote] Frank Sinatra could sing, act and dance.

Sort of. He could sing better than anyone, of course, and he was a fine dancer; but he was lazy about acting and often refused to do multiple takes, and as a result, his acting suffered.

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by Anonymousreply 78March 17, 2023 8:06 PM

Jason Dottley - can't sing, can't act, can't dance

by Anonymousreply 79March 17, 2023 8:08 PM

[quote] Meryl can sing? I never knew that.

Meryl has quite a nice voice. She did all her own singing in (among other films) "Postcards from the Edge," "Ironweed," "Into the Woods," and, most memorably, "Death Becomes Her" (where she shows she can not only sing but belt).

by Anonymousreply 80March 17, 2023 8:09 PM

Dame Edna.

by Anonymousreply 81March 17, 2023 8:30 PM

Singing sensation Pierce Brosnan.

by Anonymousreply 82March 17, 2023 8:33 PM

Broadway is full of them!!

by Anonymousreply 83March 17, 2023 8:35 PM

I’m tired of THAT kind of performer and so is everybody else. They’re exhausting!

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by Anonymousreply 85March 17, 2023 8:45 PM

Janet Jackson is a nipple threat.

by Anonymousreply 86March 17, 2023 8:45 PM

R77 . . .

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by Anonymousreply 87March 17, 2023 10:29 PM

87 responses and no one has mentioned DL's original triple-threat, Karen Ziemba??!!

by Anonymousreply 88March 17, 2023 10:52 PM

Lina Lamont!

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by Anonymousreply 89March 18, 2023 12:47 AM

Meryl's voice was at it's strongest in, of all things, The Prom on Netflix. She sounded excellent in that and appeared to be having the time of her life.

by Anonymousreply 90March 18, 2023 1:16 AM

James Marsden and I'm not even kidding or being facetious

by Anonymousreply 91March 18, 2023 2:36 AM

Ok Meryl can sing and obviously act but she can dance? I doubt it.

by Anonymousreply 92March 18, 2023 2:38 AM

Mary J Blige

by Anonymousreply 93March 18, 2023 2:43 AM

R24 R28 R30 Ann leaves it all on the field here.

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by Anonymousreply 94March 18, 2023 2:46 AM

THIS is the best Ann-Margret clip

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by Anonymousreply 95March 18, 2023 2:52 AM

Triple threat DORIS DAY - she really could sing, act and dance. She did a lot of dancing in her early Warner Brothers movies.

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by Anonymousreply 96March 18, 2023 2:54 AM

Beth Howland was more than an exploding box of straws. She acted like Vera, she sang Sondheim on Broadway, and she tap-tap-tapped our cares away.

by Anonymousreply 97March 18, 2023 2:58 AM

Googie Gomez

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by Anonymousreply 98March 18, 2023 3:17 AM

Well, not Janet Jackson. She can't do any of those three things. It must be so embarrassing for her.

by Anonymousreply 99March 18, 2023 3:22 AM

R99, no worries: Janet easily qualifies for the the Lina Lamont Triple Threat prize.

by Anonymousreply 100March 18, 2023 3:26 AM

R96 Doris wasn't much of an actress if you measure acting by how someone cries. She cried the way Mitzi Gaynor did - putting her face in her hands and shaking her head.

by Anonymousreply 101March 18, 2023 3:43 AM

R61 - not Rita Hayworth. Her singing was always dubbed in production numbers. It's said that she sang with her own voice in one scene in Gilda and then later on The Carol Burnett Show.

by Anonymousreply 102March 18, 2023 3:48 AM

Gwen Verdon.

by Anonymousreply 103March 18, 2023 3:51 AM

Lizah. With a Zhee.

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by Anonymousreply 105March 18, 2023 4:48 AM

Ben Vereen. The real thing. Legend.

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by Anonymousreply 106March 18, 2023 4:54 AM

Can Chris Messina sing well? I can't find any evidence for or against.

by Anonymousreply 107March 18, 2023 4:57 AM

Ann Miller

by Anonymousreply 108March 18, 2023 7:45 AM

Ginger Rogers

by Anonymousreply 109March 18, 2023 7:46 AM

Ginger's a pretty weak example. That she won the Oscar over Bette Davis in The Letter, Joan Fontaine in Rebecca and Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story is unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 110March 18, 2023 8:01 AM

Are you kidding me, OP? As if anyone even gives a Ganges-filled shit about India outside of our IT and spice needs. Go back to pooping in the street you three-armed Dengue faggot. Bollywood is garbage. Indian men are asshole rapists with ugly dicks.

by Anonymousreply 111March 18, 2023 8:10 AM

Diana Ross and Sammy Davis Jr

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by Anonymousreply 112March 18, 2023 8:18 AM


by Anonymousreply 113March 18, 2023 8:54 AM

I saw Prince do Hamlet with a 12 minute guitar solo.

by Anonymousreply 114March 18, 2023 8:58 AM

Goldie Hawn. Sort of.

by Anonymousreply 115March 18, 2023 9:17 AM

Any Kardashian.

They can suck, fuck, and take it up the butt in 60 seconds flat, including the tranny.

I’ve had them all.

by Anonymousreply 116March 18, 2023 9:25 AM

Ann Reinking?

by Anonymousreply 117March 18, 2023 11:20 AM

No, r117

by Anonymousreply 118March 18, 2023 11:33 AM

And why not, R118?

by Anonymousreply 119March 18, 2023 11:51 AM

Shirley Temple Michael Jackson Stephanie Mills Dionne Warwick

by Anonymousreply 120March 18, 2023 12:16 PM

Bob Barker, slaughterhouse worker.

by Anonymousreply 121March 18, 2023 12:19 PM

Vanessa Williams

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by Anonymousreply 122March 18, 2023 12:36 PM

R61 & R102: Rita wanted singing lessons, but her studio wouldn’t pay for them and didn’t give her the time she needed to learn on her own. The public didn’t know that her songs in the movies were dubbed. She was embarrassed when she was asked to sing by the troops at USO shows.

by Anonymousreply 123March 18, 2023 12:41 PM

Miss Joey Heatherton!

by Anonymousreply 124March 19, 2023 4:02 AM

R124, Have you ever seen her act?

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