Up 14,930 this week

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 »

The Best Movies and Shows to Watch in December

Check out the best new and upcoming movies and series coming in December.

See the full list

Top-Rated Holiday Classics to Watch Now

We've got a holiday classic for everyone on your list with a selection of highly-rated movies according to IMDb users.

Watch the video

Related News

Around The Web


Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 69 people
created 01 Dec 2020

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Frankie Manning's work have you seen?

User Polls


Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (2 credits)
 1992 Malcolm X
Roseland Dancer (uncredited)
 1941 Hellzapoppin'
Dancer (as Harlem Congeroos)
Hide Hide Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
 1941 Hellzapoppin' (choreographer: Whitey's Lindy Hoppers number - uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (13 credits)
 2016 Alive and Kicking (Documentary)
 2010 Frankie Manning: Ambassador of the Lindy Hop (Video documentary short)
Self - Dancer, Choreographer, Instructor
 2005 Swing Invasion (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Jazz (TV Mini Series documentary)
- 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)
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)
 2018 Zaz: Beware of Your Tongue (Music Video)
Frankie Manning

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Harlem Congeroos


Gloria Holloway  (divorced)  (2 children)

Did You Know?


Served in WW2, at one point was stationed in Papua, New Guinea. See more »



Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed