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Who was the first person to do the "happy dance" on screen and from which 1948 movie did it come, way before it was popularized in today's modern culture?

Question #111532. Asked by 29CoveRoad.

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Walter Huston did his famous dance upon striking gold in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" released in 1948
link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w4B7QxL_n4&NR=1

Billy Crystal performed the same dance in "City Slickers II: Legend of Curley's Gold", giving credit to Huston.

In this decade, Matt Harding has popularized the dance worldwide, in a fashion, via Youtube:
link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY

Dec 17 2009, 9:24 PM
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