Michael Kidd (I) (1915–2007)


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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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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Known For

It's Always Fair Weather Angie Valentine
(1955)
Guys and Dolls Music Department
(1955)
Hello, Dolly! Additional Crew
(1969)
Merry Andrew Additional Crew
(1958)

Filmography

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 1996 Great Performances (TV Series) (advisor - 1 episode)
 1986 Janet Jackson: When I Think of You (Music Video) (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 Music from Shubert Alley (TV Special) (choreographer: Whip Dance)
 1959 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Music of the West (1959) ... (choreographer)
 1958 The All-Star Christmas Show (TV Special) (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: Choreographer for "Subways Are For Sleeping" on Broadway. NOTE: He was nominated for a Tony Award. See more »

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Spouse:

Shelah Hackett  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

His younger brother, Phil Greenwald, was a booking agent for the Concord Hotel in the Catskills. See more »

Nickname:

Mike

Star Sign:

Leo

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