Academy Award-winning dance director responsible for choreographing several dozen of Hollywood's most truly memorable musicals, including every one of the nine Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers 1930s gems - not to mention Fred and Ginger's screen swan song,
The Barkleys of Broadway. He also choreographed some...See full bio »
His given name Hermes may have come from the mythical Greek god, but his stage name Pan was simply an abbreviated form of Panagiotopoulos, which means All Saints [holiday, church, etc.]. Assuming that indeed had been his ancestors' family name back in Greece, it probably derived from a particular All Saints church or cathedral...
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