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Claude Thompson (I) (1934–2007)

Claude Thompson was born on November 10, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as William Cord Thompson Jr. He is known for his work on The Color Purple (1985), King Kong (1976) and Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989). He died on May 31, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Color Purple
The Color Purple Miscellaneous Crew
King Kong
King Kong Miscellaneous Crew
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!
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 1985 The Color Purple (choreographer)
 1977 The Richard Pryor Show (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (choreographer)
 1977 Dancing star (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1976 King Kong (native dance choreography)
 1970 The Bob Goulet Show (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1969 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.4 (1969) ... (choreographer)
 1969 This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (1969) ... (choreographer)
 1968 Elvis (TV Special documentary) (choreographer)
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 2009 Angel of Music (Video)
 1968 Finian's Rainbow
Sharecropper (uncredited)
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 1968 Elvis (TV Special documentary)
 1961 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #14.18 (1961) ... Dancer

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He was awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Choreography for the musical, "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope," at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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