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Phyllis Sues was born in New York City on April 4th, 1923. At the age of 14, Phyllis had her first ballet lesson and from that day on, she knew dance was for her. In 1941, Phyllis performed as a Spanish dancer in a USO tour for the Air Corps. From 1942 to 1948 she performed in five long-run Broadway shows and also danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. In 1948, Phyllis met performer and dancer, Donald Weissmuller. They were a successful dance duo and toured the world. In 1953, Phyllis married comic actor, Alan Sues and they performed together in comedy sketches in New York and Los Angeles. Phyllis continued to dance on TV until 1968. After moving to LA, with former late husband, Alan Sues, Phyllis started designing her own line of women’s high fashion sportswear. Her company ran for 22 years, under her own label.

In 2003, the passion of her life gave birth to music. Her instrument, the piano. Her genres, Jazz and Tango. Not only did Phyllis learn to dance the Tango at 83, she also composed and produced her own music. Phyllis brought together an extraordinary group of musicians including, Pablo Motta, Coco Trivisonno, Ronnie Manaog, Marcello Caceras and Chris Trujillo, and at 87, produced six beautiful Tangos and debuted her CD “Tango Insomnia.” Phyllis also produced a Jazz CD entitled, "Scenes of Passion” which she also performs on piano and sings vocals with Scarlet Rouge.

Now, at 89, Phyllis dances with her teacher and dance partner; performing in shows and competing. She is inspiring audiences and dancers nationwide. Phyllis practices Yoga everyday, which she started at age 85. Yoga helps her maintain the balance, core strength and elasticity, she needs to continue dancing. Phyllis is currently working on her new CD. Her music is available on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.

Entries by Phyllis Sues

To Gain or Not to Gain: Dealing With Gastrointestinal Sensitivity and Weight

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 5:58 PM

Your first instrument is sensitive and needs your love and attention. It will respond in the most amazing way. What you put inside this beautiful instrument, will give you fantastic rewards and joy. Or will give you pain and misery. You have a choice. Satisfaction comes in different colors and...

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How Tango Lessons Changed This 91-Year-Old's Life

(3) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 8:16 AM

Tango, salsa, samba, rumba, bolero. All the Latin dances, bring crowds to the dance floor. But one stands apart, with star quality. TANGO! Just the name alone has a sound different from all the rest. And the music! The music! The music, wow! Brings emotion, that no other can compare....

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Be Alive & Skydive

(17) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 6:37 AM

Just touched down on terra firma! Coming down from 15,000 ft., flying under a beautiful parachute with my co-pilot, Simeon Lott, strapped to my back, looking down on San Diego for the second time.

What a way to see planet earth and experience being part of the universe. Nothing...

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The Amazing Things That Happened When I Started Yoga At 85

(14) Comments | Posted June 14, 2014 | 1:39 PM

Yoga is a way of giving back. The gift of life. Your body is a temple and if you give in, you will find universality. Yoga clears the mind and energizes the body and one is at peace with oneself and the universe. Yoga gives me a reason to wake...

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20 Simple Tips That Will Help You Live To 100

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 7:33 AM

Here are 20 ways to live to 100 -- from someone who knows.

1. Take advantage of time.
Enjoy time of it self. Enjoy time with yourself.
Enjoy time to know yourself. Enjoy time to like yourself.

2. Simplify your life.
Hard to achieve, beautiful to...

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Celebrate!

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 6:04 AM

Celebrating a 91st birthday is not what I'm after. Celebrating being here is where it's at. Celebrating the air we breathe, the ground we walk on. I celebrate each day that I wake up and can see the puffy white clouds in a beautiful blue sky. I celebrate living in...

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Mit 90 Jahren fängt das Leben an

(4) Comments | Posted March 23, 2014 | 8:29 AM

Gut aussehen und sich gut fühlen ist Arbeit. Großartig aussehen und sich großartig fühlen ist ein Vollzeitjob. Geschummelt wird nicht! Das gilt jeden Tag, jede Minute, jede Sekunde. Ich liebe diesen Prozess und ich liebe es, daran zu arbeiten. Die Belohnung: Ich mag mich selbst und ich lebe ein kreatives...

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The 2 Things It Takes To Live A Rich Life Beyond 90

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 5:46 AM

Do you realize how incredible you are to have gotten this far? You are only as old as you think you are. Now start a new page and enjoy the thought of what is possible. Thinking you can and you will! Go for the reality and clean up your act....

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What Is Freedom?

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 12:39 PM

Escape is not freedom. To achieve freedom: train your body and exercise your brain.
If you are physically and mentally strong, you have a slight chance of achieving freedom.
It's heavy work and constant and you have to want freedom and be willing to give up everything that...

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NYC vs. LA

(1) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 5:28 AM

Being born is one thing. Being born in NYC in 1923 is the best thing! That year has colored my entire life. To be a part of the Broadway scene in 1944 and to dance in the Shubert Theater and walk through stage door 6, nights and matinees. That was...

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Love Each Other This Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 8:27 PM

Thanks for every day of waking and breathing.
Not just because it's my 90th Thanksgiving.
But loving every day, every star in the sky, the sun and the moon
every bird that flies and every beautiful memory in each of our lives.

Life comes and...

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You Won't Believe What This Woman Did At 90

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 5:36 AM

Earlier this year, Phyllis Sues, a Huff/Post50 blogger, wrote about turning 90. This amazing woman talked about starting her own fashion label at 50, becoming a musician and learning Italian and French in her 70s, taking tango and trapeze at 80 and walking into her first yoga class...

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The More, The Wiser

(2) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 3:19 PM

Being 20 is not better than being 90. It's just different. At 90, I'm more aware of being alive. I'm more appreciative of my life. I'm more compassionate. I'm more patient. I'm more cognizant of what I do. Yes, at 90, it's different AND better!

With this said, give your...

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Retire? No Way!

(32) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 7:35 AM

For me retirement means giving up. Half a life. The past dominates and the future is lifeless.
UNLESS, you take on a new project, something you've never done before. Something that stimulates you mentally and physically. Dancing (ballroom), Swing, Latin, Tango, language (foreign), art, musical instrument, Yoga (any...

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Loving Life at 90

(111) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 6:59 AM

To look good and feel good is work. To look great and feel great is a full-time job. There is no cheating! It's daily! Minute-by-minute, second-by-second. This is the process I love and love to work at. The reward is liking myself and living a creative life. I will turn...

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