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14 Persons in the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame:

Agnes de Mille

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Agnes George de Mille
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 18 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Musical movie Oklahoma!. Kennedy Center Honors 1980. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987. National Medal of Arts 1986. Theater Hall of Fame.

Bill Robinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Luther Robinson
Also Known As:
William "Bill" Robinson
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
Nickname(s):
Bojangles
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tap dancer. Danced in Shirley Temple movie The Little Colonel. Movie Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Revue Blackbirds of 1928. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.

Bob Fosse

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Louis Fosse
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Gwen Verdon, until he died.
Younger than Gwen Verdon by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Musical play Chicago as choreographer. Eight Tony Awards for choreographer, another for directing. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 2007. Theater Hall of Fame 1979.

Busby Berkeley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Berkeley Enos
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for musical and dance revues. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1988.

Fred Astaire

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Austerlitz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Many dance movies - often with Ginger Rogers. Movie The Towering Inferno. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997. Kennedy Center Honors 1978. Theater Hall of Fame 1972. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1968. Television Hall of Fame 1989. Cecil B DeMille Award 1961. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6756 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

George Balanchine

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Giorgi Melitonovich Balanchivadze
Also Known As:
Георгий Мелитонович Баланчивадзе
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Maria Tallchief by 21 years.

Brief Facts:

Georgian father. Co-founder and balletmaster of New York City Ballet. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987. Kennedy Center Honors 1978. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983. Theater Hall of Fame.

Isadora Duncan

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Alexandra Isadora Duncan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the "mother" of modern dance. Popular in Europe. Highly controversial life. Birth date: some web sites have this date a year and a day later, but baptismal record in 1877 confirms date shown here. Tragic loss of children. Died when a long scarf she wore was caught in an automobile's wheel, in France. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987.

Jerome Robbins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Rabinowitz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Angered many by naming people as Communists in the HUAC scandal. Caused blacklisting of several. Broadway musical West Side Story. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1989. Kennedy Center Honors 1981. Theater Hall of Fame 1979. National Medal of Arts 1988.

Katherine Dunham

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Mary Dunham
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96, 32 days before her 97th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Opened and directed the Katherine Dunham School of Dance and Theatre. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1974. Kennedy Center Honors 1983. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987. National Medal of Arts 1989. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6513 Delmar Boulevard.

Marge Champion

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marjorie Celeste Belcher
Also Known As:
Marjorie Bell
Marge Bell
Marge Champion Sagal
Birth Date:
Age today:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Boris Sagal, until his death.
Younger than Boris Sagal by 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than Gower Champion by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Model for Snow Wite in the Disney Film. Famed as dance partner of Gower Champion. Movie Show Boat. Broadway musical 3 for Tonight. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 2009. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6282 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Merce Cunningham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mercier Philip Cunningham
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Merce rhymes with "purse." Famed choreographer, founder of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Longtime partner of John Cage. Kennedy Center Honors 1985. Many other awards and honors. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1993. National Medal of Arts 1990.

Michael Jackson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Joseph Jackson
Also Known As:
Michael Joe Jackson (per indictment)
Nickname(s):
Jacko
Wacko Jacko
The King of Pop
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Brandon Jackson by 1 year.
ex-husband of
Older than Debbie Rowe by less than 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Jackie Jackson by 7 years.
older brother of
Older than Janet Jackson by 7 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Jermaine Jackson by 3 years.
son of
younger brother of
Younger than La Toya Jackson by 2 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Lisa Marie Presley by 9 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Marlon Jackson by 1 year.
father of
father of
father of
younger brother of
Younger than Randy Jackson by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Rebbie Jackson by 8 years.
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Tito Jackson by 4 years.
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group The Jackson 5, The Jacksons. Famed for "moonwalk" dance step. Albums Thriller, Dangerous. Song I'll Be There. Movie The Wiz. Short film Captain EO. Acquitted of charges of molesting a child, June 13, 2005. First son named originally Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. then name changed after divorce. Died of lethal dose of propofol. Coroner ruled his death a homicide. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002. UK Music Hall of Fame 2004. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 2010. World Music Award Hall of Fame 1989. Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame 1991. Soul Train Hall of Fame 1995. ECHO Hall of Fame 2010. National Radio Hall of Fame 2003. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Jackson 5.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Jackson 5.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of The Jackson 5.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Jackson 5.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 November 1984.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1500 Vine Street as a member of band: The Jacksons for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ruth St. Denis

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ruth St. Denis
Nickname(s):
Ruthie

Brief Facts:

National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987.

Tommy Tune

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas James Tune
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical play The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. National Medal of Arts 2003. Theater Hall of Fame 1991. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 2009. Movie Hello, Dolly! Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1777 Vine Street for live performance or theater; ceremony: 12 August 1993.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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