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Hermes Pan (1909–1990)

Academy Award-winning dance director responsible for choreographing several dozen of Hollywood's most truly memorable musicals, including every one of the nine Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers 1930s gems - not to mention Fred and Ginger's screen swan song, The Barkleys of Broadway (1949). He also choreographed some half-dozen of Betty Grable's musicals ... See full bio »

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 1981 Help Me Dream (choreographer)
 1973 Lost Horizon (musical numbers staged by)
 1970 Darling Lili (choreographer and staging)
 1968 Finian's Rainbow (choreographer)
 1966 An Evening with Carol Channing (TV Special) (choreographer)
 1964-1965 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (choreographer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.3 (1965) ... (choreographer)
- Episode #1.10 (1964) ... (choreographer: number with Barrie Chase and Christopher Riordan)
 1965 The Great Race (choreographer)
 1964 My Fair Lady (choreographer)
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Think Pretty (1964) ... (choreographer)
 1963 The Pink Panther (choreographer - uncredited)
 1963 Cleopatra (choreographer)
 1961 Flower Drum Song (choreographer)
 1961 The Pleasure of His Company (choreographer)
 1961 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- The Sounds of America (1961) ... (choreographer)
 1960 Astaire Time (TV Special) (choreographer)
 1960 The George Burns Show (TV Special) (choreographer)
 1960 The Frances Langford Show (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 May 1960 (1960) ... (choreographer)
 1960 Academy Award Songs (TV Special) (choreographer)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Academy Award Songs (1960) ... (choreographer)
 1960 Can-Can (dances staged by)
 1959 Another Evening with Fred Astaire (TV Special) (choreographer)
 1959 The Blue Angel (choreographer)
 1959 Porgy and Bess (choreographer)
 1959 Never Steal Anything Small (choreographer)
 1958 An Evening with Fred Astaire (TV Special) (choreographer)
 1957 Pal Joey (choreography)
 1957 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
 1957 Silk Stockings (all dances in which Fred Astaire appears choreographed by)
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas (choreographer)
 1955 Hit the Deck (choreographer and staging - uncredited)
 1955 Jupiter's Darling (choreographer)
 1954 The Student Prince (choreographer)
 1953 Kiss Me Kate (choreographer)
 1953 The Actress (choreographer - uncredited)
 1953 Sombrero (choreographer)
 1952 Lovely to Look At (choreographer)
 1951 Footlight Varieties (choreographer - segment "Radio City Revels")
 1951 Texas Carnival (choreographer)
 1951 Excuse My Dust (choreographer)
 1950 For Heaven's Sake (dance coach - uncredited)
 1950 Let's Dance (choreographer)
 1950 Three Little Words (dances created and directed by)
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway (dance director)
 1948 That Lady in Ermine (choreographer)
 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (choreographer)
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (dances stager)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By (choreographer - uncredited)
 1946 Blue Skies (dance director)
 1945 State Fair (choreographer)
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe (choreographer)
 1945 Hangover Square (dance coach: Linda Darnell - uncredited)
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling (dance director)
 1944 Pin Up Girl (choreographer)
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady (dance director)
 1943 Coney Island (choreographer) / (specialty dancer - uncredited)
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello (choreographer - uncredited)
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies (choreographer)
 1942/I Iceland (choreographer - uncredited)
 1942 Footlight Serenade (dance director)
 1942 My Gal Sal (choreographer)
 1942 Roxie Hart (dances stager)
 1942 Song of the Islands (dances staged by)
 1941 Rise and Shine (choreographer)
 1941 Week-End in Havana (dances staged by)
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade (dances staged by)
 1941 Moon Over Miami (dances staged by)
 1941 Blood and Sand (dance director: fiesta - uncredited)
 1941 That Night in Rio (dance staged by)
 1940 Second Chorus (dance director)
 1939 Bachelor Mother (choreographer - uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (dance director)
 1938 Carefree (choreographer - uncredited) / (ensembles stager)
 1938 Having Wonderful Time (dance director - uncredited)
 1938 Radio City Revels (dances stager)
 1937 A Damsel in Distress (dance director)
 1937 Stage Door (dance director - uncredited)
 1937 Shall We Dance (ballet stager)
 1937 Quality Street (choreographer - uncredited)
 1936 A Woman Rebels (choreographer - uncredited)
 1936 Swing Time (dance director)
 1936 Mary of Scotland (choreographer - uncredited)
 1936 Follow the Fleet (ensembles stager)
 1935 I Dream Too Much (dances created by)
 1935 In Person (dance director)
 1935 Top Hat (choreographer - uncredited) / (ensembles stager)
 1935 Old Man Rhythm (choreographer)
 1935 A Dog of Flanders (dance director - uncredited)
 1935 Roberta (assistant dance director)
 1934 The Gay Divorcee (assistant dance director - uncredited) / (choreographer - uncredited)
 1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers (assistant dance director - uncredited)
 1934 Strictly Dynamite (choreographer - uncredited)
 1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray! (assistant dance director - uncredited)
 1933 Flying Down to Rio (assistant dance director - uncredited)
 1933 Melody Cruise (assistant dance director - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: As the Girls Go. Musical comedy. Music by Jimmy McHugh. Lyrics by Harold Adamson. Book by William Roos. Vocal Director: Hugh Martin. Music arranged by Hugh Martin. Music orchestrated by Ted Royal. Conducted by Max Meth. Music Contractor: Jack Saunders. Costume Design by Oleg Cassini. Choreographed by Hermes Pan [final Broadway ... See more »

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He was noted for his remarkable resemblance to Fred Astaire, and often served as a double during the planning of dance sequences for Astaire's films. See more »

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