Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2017

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18 Summer 2017 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine to get anywhere, and that could be 10 miles away," she said. Even having the Pacific Ocean at your disposal seemed to have a down side. "We never went to the beach because it was so cold," she said. Now planted in Wake Forest (with its "eclectic mix" of people), she's not shy about telling people of her pre-California roots, in Louisiana no less. "I am quick to tell people, 'I'm a Southern girl,'" she said. Yet there's no shaking the West Coast fla- vor, even here. After all, there's a So-Ca res- taurant with Latin cuisine in Raleigh; as well as the presence of California Pizza Kitchen; Café Capistrano, with its "California-style Mexican" food; and Chronic Tacos, direct from southern California. One of the earlier arrivals — landing in 1996 — is a "born and raised" Californian named Debbie Ramsey, who grew up in L.A. and now lives on an 8-arce spread in Franklinton with her business partner hus- band, Wesley Boz. ese days, their company, Music and Dance Productions, runs — what else? — a West Coast Swing Dance in Raleigh as well as other dancing classes at various venues. As a teenager, she was the Miss Long Beach Rodeo Queen, and in the 1980s danced on television's "Dance Fever" show. Soon, she said, she was teaching dance to the stars at Paramount and MGM studios. In Hollywood, she said, she taught coun- try singer Dolly Parton the waltz for a scene in the 1984 film "Rhinestone" and could be seen on camera with Donald Sutherland in the 1993 comedy "Younger and Younger." "I'll do it if I can dance with her," she said of Sutherland's remarks on set. "I was the Continued on Page 20 ❱❱ Debbie Ramsey on the 1980s' TV show "Dance Fever," performing with her brother, Don. PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF DEBBIE RAMSEY While in California Ramsey racked up a number of on- and off-screen Hollywood film credits, including the 1984 film "Rhinestone" with country singer Dolly Parton. "I was the person who taught Dolly to waltz," she said. This wedding photo of dancers Debbie Ramsey and husband, Wesley Boz, appeared on the cover of "Jitterbug" magazine shortly before they departed California for Franklinton.

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