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Emile Ardolino (1943–1993)


Emile Ardolino was born on May 9, 1943 in Maspeth, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Dirty Dancing (1987), Sister Act (1992) and 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990). He died on November 20, 1993 in Bel Air, California, USA. See full bio »

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Co-founder of Compton-Ardolino films in 1967. Best known for his dance documentaries, which helped to popularize dance in America from the mid-1970's. Had two big hits in Hollywood with Dirty Dancing (1987) and Sister Act (1992).

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