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Did Michael Jackson 'borrow' his dance moves from this obscure 1974 film?

Bob Fosse's dance moves in The Little Prince are eerily resonant of MJ


Michael Jackson copied dance moves from Bob Fosse in The Little Prince Photo: Screenshot

Michael Jackson was famed as much for his incredibly distinctive, slick dance moves as he was for his singing. But it looks like he might have drawn inspiration from an unlikely place.

In 1974 fantasy-musical film The Little Prince, which was released when Jackson was 16, Bob Fosse stars as a character known only as The Snake. In a truly creepy scene, Fosse's character tries to convince the eponymous Prince to kill himself by letting the Snake bite him.

His dancing in the scene is so eerily similar to the style Jackson later made famous, it's hard not to believe he drew inspiration from it.

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Alexandra Pollard


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