Girl in the Cage, The - Dancing and wriggling atop
a raised platform at the Hullabaloo A Go-Go, "the girl in the cage" appeared as a regular dancer on the
popular rock 'n' roll music show HULLABALOO/NBC/1965-66.
The Girl in the Cage was the very agile Lada Edmund, Jr. who was always in a
constant stage of "Frugging." Born 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
Lada Edmund, Jr. played Penelope Ann in original Broadway production of
Bye Bye Birdie (1960). She also recorded a few singles on the Decca
Label ("The Larue"; "Soul au Go Go"; and "I
Know Something") and appeared in such films as For Those Who Think Young
Out of It (1969).
The show also featured choreographer David Winters, his assistant
choreographer Jaime Rogers and the Hullabaloo dancers (a group of six female
and four male dancers) that included Donna McKechnie, Lada Edmund, Jr.,
Michael Bennet, Gene Castle, Patrick Adiarte, Anita Mann, and
The Hullabaloo A Go Go Stage
TRIVIA NOTE: On the sitcom
TAXI/ABC/NBC/1978-83 Louis De Palma (Danny DeVito), a nasty taxi cab dispatcher
worked in an elevated office cubical called "the Cage."
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