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Gemze De Lappe (1922–2017)

Gemze De Lappe was born on February 28, 1922 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Gemze Mary de Lappe. She is known for her work on The Seven Lively Arts (1957), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and Omnibus (1952). She was married to John Carisi. She died on November 11, 2017 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Seven Lively Arts
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour Herself - Dancer
Omnibus Herself


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 2011 Oklahoma! (TV Special documentary) (choreographer)
 1969 Justine (choreographer)
 1947 Variety (TV Series) (dances arranged by - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 11 October 1947 (1947) ... (dances arranged by)
- Episode dated 4 October 1947 (1947) ... (dances arranged by)
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 1958 The Seven Lively Arts (TV Series)
His Girl
- Gold Rush (1958) ... His Girl
 1956 The King and I
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
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 2006 Something Wonderful: The Story of 'The King and I' (Video documentary short)
 1980 Conversations About the Dance (TV Movie documentary)
 1956 Omnibus (TV Series)
- The Art of Choreography (1956) ... Herself
 1952 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Herself - Dancer
- Episode #2.36 (1952) ... Herself - Dancer

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Other Works:

She directed Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "Oklahoma!," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Larry Roquemore, Marie Santell, Lois Holmes and Tom Noel in the cast.

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Along with James Mitchell, de Lappe was one of the most important dancers associated with Agnes de Mille. See more »

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