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Frankie Manning (1914–2009)


Frankie Manning was born on May 26, 1914 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Frank Benjamin Manning. He is known for his work on Hellzapoppin' (1941), The Spirit Moves: A History of Black Social Dance on Film (1987) and The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America (2012). He was married to Gloria Holloway. He died on April 27, 2009... See full bio »

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 1992 Malcolm X
Roseland Dancer (uncredited)
 1941 Hellzapoppin'
Dancer (as Harlem Congeroos)
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 1941 Hellzapoppin' (choreographer: Whitey's Lindy Hoppers number - uncredited)
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 2016 Alive and Kicking (Documentary)
Self
 2010 Frankie Manning: Ambassador of the Lindy Hop (Video documentary short)
Self - Dancer, Choreographer, Instructor
 2005 Swing Invasion (TV Movie documentary)
Self
 2001 Jazz (TV Mini Series documentary)
Self
- Risk: 1945-1955 (2001) ... Self
 2000 This Joint Is Jumpin' (TV Movie documentary)
Dance Instructor
 1989 The 43rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Self - Winner
 1948 Killer Diller
Self - Dancer (uncredited)
 1941 Hot Chocolate (Short)
Self - Dancer (uncredited)
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 2018 Zaz: Beware of Your Tongue (Music Video)
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Alternate Names:

Harlem Congeroos

Spouse:

Gloria Holloway  (divorced)  (2 children)
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Served in WW2, at one point was stationed in Papua, New Guinea. See more »

Nickname:

Musclehead

Star Sign:

Gemini

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