TCM is airing the amusing musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) featuring stunning Glamazon Inga Neilsen on Sept. 10 at 10:30pm. Neilsen’s years of dance training helped her to win the role of Gymnasia, the romantic interest for conniving slave Zero Mostel. Trying to find his young master’s true love among Phil Silvers’ courtesans, enterprising slave Mostel flips for Inga who is simply charming as the towering, voluptuous mute. The feeling is mutual and the mid-riff clad beauty joins him in his zany plot to unite his master with the slave girl he covets who was sold to a Roman general.
You can read more about the stupdifying Inga Neilsen in my book Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood.