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Robert Alton (1906–1957)

Robert Alton was a ballet student in New York, and worked his way up to choreographer on many Broadway productions. He started choreographing films in 1936, and directed dance sequences in many of Hollywood's most famous musicals (The Harvey Girls (1946), Easter Parade (1948), Show Boat (1951)). He also directed many Broadway plays. He directed ... See full bio »

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Known For

Easter Parade
Easter Parade Music Department
(1948)
There's No Business Like Show Business
(1954)
White Christmas
White Christmas Music Department
(1954)
In the Good Old Summertime
In the Good Old Summertime Music Department
(1949)

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 1955 The Court Jester (choreographer - uncredited)
 1955 The Girl Rush (choreographer)
 1953 I Love Melvin (choreographer)
 1951 Show Boat (dances)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun (choreographer)
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway (choreographer)
 1948 Words and Music (choreographer)
 1948 The Pirate (dance director)
 1947 Good News (dance director)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (dance director)
 1944 Bathing Beauty (dance director)
 1944 Broadway Rhythm (choreographer)
 1941 Two-Faced Woman (dance director - as Bob Alton)
 1941 You'll Never Get Rich (dances staged by)
 1936 Strike Me Pink (director: dances and ensembles)
 1933 Poppin' the Cork (Short) (dance director - as Bob Alton)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Jumbo. Musical comedy/puppets. Music by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Book by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Choreographed by Allan K. Foster and Marjery Fielding. Directed by John Murray Anderson and George Abbott. Hippodrome Theatre: 16 Nov 1935- 18 Apr 1936 (233 performances). ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When I have a dance to do, I study the script, listen to the music, and then go away and dream

Trivia:

Won Broadway's 1952 Tony Award as Best Choreographer for "Pal Joey." He was also Tony-nominated in the same category in 1956 for "The Vamp."

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