Caron was discovered at age 17, at the Ballet des Champs Elysees in Paris, by Hollywood star Gene Kelly. She calls it luck: "The night Gene Kelly saw me dance, I wasn't supposed to be on the stage," Caron told CBS News' Jane Pauley. "The dancer who was picked to be the head of this ballet was sick, so I did the part.
"Good luck happens to a lot of people all the time, repeatedly. The important thing is to recognize good luck and make good use of it."