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‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘Sound of Music’ Choreographer Marc Breaux Dies at 89

22 November 2013 4:47 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marc Breaux, choreographer for the films “Mary Poppins,” “The Sound of Music” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” who also occasionally directed films, died Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz. He was 89.

Breaux also choreographed the films “Huckleberry Finn,” “The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella” and the notorious Mae West starrer “Sextette” as well as the TV movies “Fol-de-Rol” and “Of Thee I Sing.”

He frequently worked with Dee Dee Wood, his wife of many years, but they eventually went their separate ways.

The Breauxs were choreographing for television — credits included “The Andy Williams Show” and the Judy Garland special “Judy and Her Guests, Phil Silvers and Robert Goulet” — when Dick Van Dyke, who had worked with them on “The Jack Benny Show,” recommended them to Walt Disney for “Mary Poppins.”

Breaux started in showbiz as a dancer on Broadway. His first show was ”Look, Ma, I’m Dancin’!” Born in Carencro, »

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