Kidd, Michael

Kidd, Michael
orig. Milton Gruenwald

born Aug. 12, 1919, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.

U.S. dancer, choreographer, and director.

He studied at the School of American Ballet, dancing with that company in 1937 and later with American Ballet Theatre, for which he choreographed On Stage I (1945). He choreographed many Broadway musicals, including four that won successive Tony Awards: Guys and Dolls (1951), Can-Can (1953), Li'l Abner (1956), and Destry Rides Again (1959). His film credits include The Bandwagon (1953), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), and Hello, Dolly! (1969).

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▪ 2008
Milton Greenwald 
      American choreographer

born Aug. 12, 1915, New York, N.Y.

died Dec. 23, 2007, Los Angeles, Calif.
collected five Tony Awards for his stage choreography for Finian's Rainbow (1947), Guys and Dolls (1951), Can-Can (1953), Li'l Abner (1957), and Destry Rides Again (1959) and earned accolades for his work in film, including such movies as Where's Charley? (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), which featured incredible acrobatic dance numbers, and Hello, Dolly! (1969). Kidd's own footwork was showcased in the film It's Always Fair Weather (1956), in which he performed with Gene Kelly and Dan Dailey. For his contribution to musical film, Kidd was presented a special Academy Award in 1997.

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Universalium. 2010.

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