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Michael Kidd (I) (1915–2007)

Lithe, diminutive and unimposing, Michael Kidd never asked a dancer to perform a step or move he himself could not do. One of Broadway's and Hollywood's most distinguished, inventive and gifted choreographers, it was not uncommon to remember his expert dance sequences above all else. After all, who can forget the rousing barnstorming dance in ... See full bio »

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 1996 Great Performances (TV Series) (advisor - 1 episode)
 1982 Baryshnikov in Hollywood (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1978 Actor (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1969 Hello, Dolly! (choreographer - uncredited) / (dances and musical numbers staged by)
 1958 Merry Andrew (choreographer)
 1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (choreographer - uncredited) / (dances and musical numbers staged by)
 1952 Where's Charley? (choreographer)
 1937 Another Dawn (choreographer - uncredited)
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Stage: Directed / choreographed / co-produced "Wildcat" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Book by N. Richard Nash. Music by Cy Coleman. Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Musical Director / Dance arrangements / vocal arrangements by John Morris. Music arranged / orchestrated by Robert Ginzler and Sid Ramin. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Costume ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

Here are these slobs living off in the woods. They have no schooling, they are uncouth, there's manure on the floor, the cows come in and out -- and they're gonna get up and dance? We'd be laughed out of the theater! [We ultimately managed to] find a way to have these backwoods men dance without looking ridiculous. -- M.K., on why he initially turned down Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). See more »

Trivia:

Credited Charles Chaplin as one of his biggest influences. He cited Chaplin's instinct for pathos and comedy as the foundation for his own efforts to sculpt characters and connect emotionally with his audiences through dance. See more »

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