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Date of Birth 20 February 1926Bromley, Kent, England, UK
Birth NameGillian Barbara Pyrke
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gillian Lynne was born on February 20, 1926 in Bromley, Kent, England as Gillian Barbara Pyrke. She is known for her work on The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Yentl (1983) and Alice in Wonderland (1985). She has been married to Peter Land since 1980. She was previously married to Patrick Back.

Spouse (2)

Peter Land (1980 - present)
Patrick Back (1949 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (5)

She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1982 (1981 season) for Outstanding Achievement in Musicals for "Cats".
She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Outstanding Musical Production for "Dick Whittington".
Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Choreographer: in 1983 for "Cats" and in 1988 for "The Phantom of the Opera."
She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1997 Queen's Honours List for her services to Dance.
She was awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2014 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Dance and to Musical Theatre. She is a choreographer in London, England.

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