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José Limon (1908–1972)

José Limon was born on January 12, 1908 in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico as José Arcadio Limon. He is known for his work on The Moor's Pavane (1951), Festival of Arts (1962) and Scope (1954). He was married to Pauline Lawrence. He died on December 2, 1972 in Flemington, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Moor's Pavane
Festival of Arts
Scope Himself / Othello
Folio Judas (segment 'Traitor')


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 1955 Folio (TV Series)
Judas (segment 'Traitor')
- Betrayal (1955) ... Judas (segment 'Traitor')
 1955 Scope (TV Series)
Othello / Himself
- The Moor's Pavane: A Measure of Emotion (1955) ... Othello / Himself
 1951 The Moor's Pavane (Short)
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 1951 The Moor's Pavane (Short) (choreographer)
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 1965 Festival of Arts (TV Series)
- Dance Theatre of José Limon (1965) ... Himself

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Stage Play: To the Dance. Musical/ballet. Music by Wallingford Riegger. Written by Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. Directed by Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. Nora Bayes Theatre: 30 Jan 1939- Jan 1939 (closing date unknown/6 performances). Cast: Nadia Chilkovsky, Eva Desca, Saida Gerrard, Doris Humphrey, José Limon, Katherine Litz,... See more »

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Pictured on one of a set of 4 USA 'forever' commemorative postage stamps featuring Innovative Choreographers, issued 28 July 2012. Others honored in this issue were Isadora Duncan, Katherine Dunham, and Bob Fosse. Price on day of issue was 45¢. See more »

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