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Murray Louis (1926–2016)

Murray Louis was born on November 4, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Murray Louis Fuchs. He was an actor, known for Totem (1963), Los Cuentos de Cri Cri (1984) and Hanya: Portrait of a Pioneer (1988). He died on February 1, 2016 in New York City, New York. See full bio »

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Totem Actor


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 1984 Los Cuentos de Cri Cri (TV Movie)
 1963 Totem (Short)
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 1988 Hanya: Portrait of a Pioneer (Documentary)
 1986 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
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He performed in the ballet, "Divertissement," "Tent," and "Tower," in a Dance Theatre of Alwin Nikolais production at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England with Phyllis Lamhut and Carolyn Carlson in the cast. Alwin Nikolais was the producer, choreographer, costume person, sound score, and lighting director.

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During WWII, he worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence in San Francisco. After the war, he stayed in San Francisco and studied dance. He eventually danced in productions of choreographer Alwin Nikolais in New York. He found time to study speech and theater at New York University. He moved into choreography, and in 1953 he established his own dance company. See more »

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