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Burlesque Dancer Tempest Storm, 83, Celebrates A Belated 21st Birthday

Burlesque Dancer Tempest Storm, 83, Celebrates A Belated 21st Birthday

Calling someone a legend before they celebrate their 21st birthday might sound hyperbolic. But, in the case of burlesque dancer Tempest Storm, it just might apply -- with a notable caveat.

Storm, a fiery redhead known during the 1950s and '60s as "the Tempest in a D-cup," was born on Feb. 29, 1928, a leap year.

That means even though the calendar says she is turning 84, she is only celebrating her 21st birthday.

Some people might be a little anxious to wait 84 years for their first "legal" drink, but Tempest Storm says she never drinks so she is looking forward to other aspects of her unique once-every-four-years birthday.

"It keeps you young," she told HuffPost Weird News. "Certainly, my fans always know the date."

Yes, they do, according to Laura Herbert, the official historian of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, a Las Vegas institution dedicated to remembering or honoring dancers like Gypsy Rose Lee,

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