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Michael Kidd (I) (1915–2007)


Lithe, diminutive and unimposing, Michael Kidd never asked a dancer to perform a step or move he himself could not do. One of Broadway's and Hollywood's most distinguished, inventive and gifted choreographers, it was not uncommon to remember his expert dance sequences above all else. After all, who can forget the rousing barnstorming dance in ... See full bio »

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Known For

It's Always Fair Weather
It's Always Fair Weather Angie Valentine
(1955)
Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly! Miscellaneous Crew
(1969)
Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls Music Department
(1955)
Skin Deep
Skin Deep Dr. Westford
(1989)

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 1996 Great Performances (TV Series) (advisor - 1 episode)
 1986 Janet Jackson: When I Think of You (Video short) (choreographer)
 1982 Baryshnikov in Hollywood (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1978 Movie Movie (Baxter's Beauties of 1933 musical numbers staged by)
 1978 Actor (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1969 Hello, Dolly! (choreographer - uncredited) / (dances and musical numbers staged by)
 1959 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Music of the West (1959) ... (choreographer)
 1958 The All-Star Christmas Show (TV Movie) (choreography)
 1958 Merry Andrew (choreographer)
 1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (choreographer - uncredited) / (dances and musical numbers staged by)
 1952 Where's Charley? (choreographer)
 1937 Another Dawn (choreographer - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Staged dances / musical numbers for "Can-Can", produced on Broadway. Musical Comedy. Music / lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by / directed by Abe Burrows. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot. Additional Orchestrations by Robert Noeltner. Scenic Design / ... See more »

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Dancing should be completely understandable -- every move, every turn should mean something, should be crystal clear to the audience. And if you can make them laugh or cry, move them emotionally, make them respond to the dancer as a real person doing something believable within your theatrical framework, well, you've done a job. See more »

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Children with Shelah Hackett: Amy Kidd and Matthew Kidd. See more »

Nickname:

Mike

Star Sign:

Leo

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