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Martha Graham (1894–1991)

American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham was a revolutionary artist of modern dance in the early 20th century. Born in Allegheny, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in May 1894, her family moved to California when she was 10. She was inspired at that early age to become a dancer when she saw Ruth St. Denis perform her exotic "Epytia" ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

Known For

Heretic
Heretic Dancer
(1931)
Appalachian Spring
Appalachian Spring Miscellaneous Crew
(1958)
Frontier
Frontier Actress
(1936)
Appalachian Spring
(1944)

Filmography

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 2004 Early Color Films (Video documentary short) (choreographer)
 1992 Three Dances by Martha Graham (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1984 Errand in the Maze (TV Movie documentary) (choreographer)
 1975 Errand in the Maze (Short) (choreographer)
 1960 Night Journey (Documentary short) (conceived and choreographed by)
 1958 Appalachian Spring (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1957 Martha Graham: An American Original in Performance (Documentary) (choreographer)
 1926 The Flute of Krishna (Short) (choreographer - uncredited)
Show Show Actress (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (9 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Choreographer for "Romeo and Juliet" on Broadway. See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Pictorial | See more »
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Personal Quote:

No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that others are behind him. See more »

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Was brought to the Eastman School of Music in 1926 by Rouben Mamoulian, who was then the 28-year-old director of the Eastman School of Drama. See more »

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