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Katherine Dunham (1909–2006)

Dancer, choreographer, composer and songwriter, educated at the University of Chicago. She made world tours as a dancer, choreographer, and director of her own dance company. She directed the Katherine Dunham School of Dance in New York, and was artist-in-residence at Southern Illinois University. She also appeared in the Broadway musicals "Bal ... See full bio »

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Known For

Pardon My Sarong
Pardon My Sarong Miscellaneous Crew
(1942)
Star Spangled Rhythm
Star Spangled Rhythm Katherine- 'Smart as a Tack' Number
(1942)
Música en la noche
(1958)
Carnival of Rhythm
Carnival of Rhythm Miscellaneous Crew
(1941)

Filmography

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 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning... (choreographer)
 1959 Green Mansions (dances stager: Marake sequence)
 1956 Spring in the Heart (choreographer - as Katterine Dunham)
 1954 Mambo (choreographer)
 1954 Die große Starparade (choreographer)
 1948 Casbah (choreography: Dunham Group)
 1942 Pardon My Sarong (dances originated by) / (dances staged by)
 1941 Carnival of Rhythm (Short) (choreographer) / (origination of production)
Show Show Actress (8 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She performed, produced, directed, and choreographed her dance revue, "Tropical Revue," at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York City and ran for 2 months before a national tour. See more »

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2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Katterine Dunham | La danseuse noire Dunham | Sängern und Musikern Katherine Dunham mit ihren Tänzern
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Trivia:

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, José Limon, and Bob Fosse. Price on day of issue was 45¢. See more »

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