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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 Angie Valentine
(1955)
Hello, Dolly! Miscellaneous Crew
(1969)
Guys and Dolls Music Department
(1955)
Merry Andrew Miscellaneous Crew
(1958)

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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 Music from Shubert Alley (TV Movie) (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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(April 21 to July 8, 1978) He directed the musical, "Pal Joey '78'," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Lena Horne and Clifton Davis in the cast. Lorenz Hart was lyricist. Richard Rodgers was composer. John O'Hara wrote the book and music. See more »

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Personal Quote:

Here are these slobs living off in the woods. They have no schooling, they are uncouth, there's manure on the floor, the cows come in and out -- and they're gonna get up and dance? We'd be laughed out of the theater! [We ultimately managed to] find a way to have these backwoods men dance without looking ridiculous. -- M.K., on why he initially turned down Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). 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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