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Katherine Dunham (1909–2006)

Dancer, choreographer, composer and songwriter, educated at the University of Chicago. She made world tours as a dancer, choreographer, and director of her own dance company. She directed the Katherine Dunham School of Dance in New York, and was artist-in-residence at Southern Illinois University. She also appeared in the Broadway musicals "Bal ... See full bio »

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Known For

Carnival of Rhythm
Carnival of Rhythm Miscellaneous Crew
(1941)
Casbah
Casbah Miscellaneous Crew
(1948)
Mambo
Mambo Miscellaneous Crew
(1954)
Pardon My Sarong
Pardon My Sarong Miscellaneous Crew
(1942)

Filmography

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 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning... (choreographer)
 1959 Green Mansions (dances stager: Marake sequence)
 1956 Spring in the Heart (choreographer - as Katterine Dunham)
 1954 Mambo (choreographer)
 1954 Die große Starparade (choreographer)
 1948 Casbah (choreography: Dunham Group)
 1942 Pardon My Sarong (dances originated by) / (dances staged by)
 1941 Carnival of Rhythm (Short) (choreographer) / (origination of production)
Show Show Actress (8 credits)
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Show Show Self (11 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She performed, produced, directed, and choreographed her dance revue, "Tropical Revue," at the New Century Theatre in New York City for 24 performances. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Katterine Dunham | Sängern und Musikern Katherine Dunham mit ihren Tänzern
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Trivia:

Eartha Kitt danced with her troupe from 1942 to 1947. She can be seen with Dunham's troupe in the film Casbah (1948). See more »

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Cancer

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