What I Learned from Muhammad Ali

August 6, 2006

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I once agreed to let one of my favorite dancing partners,  Dee Dee “Mashed Potatoes” Sharp,  publicly announce our “engagement” to make her boyfriend Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) jealous. HEY…as long as they spelled my name right! The day after the item appeared, Cassius Clay and I ran into each other, literally…He was jogging down Broadway and I wasn’t looking where I was going…we collided and I knew my number was up!

He just apologized and went on his way…while I tried to run back to the Bronx ! Fortunately, when I reached 59th  Street, I realized that he didn’t know what I looked like. I slowed down and vowed never to do something like that for publicity ever again.

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