Other than the fact that she appeared in the 1947 movie Jivin’ in Bebop with Dizzy Gillespie, not much else is known about the beautiful exotic dancer known as Sahji. That film, no more than a string of musical performances, presents Sahji in all of her “exotic” otherness doing a dance that reminds me very much of what “praise dancers” now do in church. Hmm … are they the original exotic dancers?
Sahji was also known as Madeleine Jackson, and is known to have been married to musician Leroy Harris, a saxophonist with the Earl Hines Orchestra.
Thanks to Corey @ I’ll keep you posted for highlighting this gorgeous girl.