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Allan, Maud

Elizabeth Weigand.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Film. 1780 words.

Allan, Maud (27 August 1873–07 October 1956), dancer, choreographer, and actress, was born Ula Maude Durrant in Toronto, Canada, the daughter of William Allan Durrant, a shoemaker, and Isa...

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Amberg, George

Judith Brin Ingber.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Film; Education. 1326 words.

Amberg, George (28 December 1901–27 July 1971), professor of film and dance critic, was born Hans Aschaffenburg in Halle, Germany, the son of Gustav Aschaffenburg, a prominent Jewish...

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Astaire, Fred

John Mueller.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Film. 2101 words.

Astaire, Fred (10 May 1899–22 June 1987), dancer, film star, and choreographer, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Frederick Austerlitz, an immigrant Austrian brewery employee, and Ann...

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Bolger, Ray

Mel Trifona Christoudia.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Film; Dance. 1558 words.

Bolger, Ray (10 January 1904–15 January 1987), comedy-actor and dancer, was born Raymond Wallace Bolger in Dorchester, near Boston, Massachusetts, the son of James Edward Bolger, a painter,...

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Brooks, Louise

Virginia A. Parrish.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Dance. 1435 words.

Brooks, Louise (14 November 1906–08 August 1985), actress and dancer, was born Mary Louise Brooks in Cherryvale, Kansas, the daughter of Leonard Porter Brooks, a lawyer, and Myra Rude....

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Cagney, James

Peter C. Holloran.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Dance. 1199 words.

Cagney, James (17 July 1899–30 March 1986), actor, was born James Francis Cagney, Jr., on the Lower East Side of New York City, the son of James Francis Cagney, a bartender, and Carolyn...

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Crawford, Joan

Ellis Nassour.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Dance. 1629 words.

Crawford, Joan (23 March 1904–10 May 1977), actress, was born Lucille Fay LeSueur in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of French-Canadian Thomas LeSueur, a laborer, and Irish-Scandinavian...

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Dale, Margaret (1922–2010), dancer and television producer

Kathrine Sorley Walker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Dance. 1448 words.

Dale, Margaret (1922–2010), dancer and television producer, was born Margaret Elisabeth Bolam on 30 December 1922 at 24 Shieldfield Green, All Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne, the daughter of...

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Davis, Sammy, Jr.

Carolyn L. Quin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Film; Dance; Voice. 2503 words.

Davis, Sammy, Jr. (08 December 1925–16 May 1990), variety performer and entertainer, was born in Harlem, New York, the son of Sammy Davis, Sr., an African-American dancer, and Elvera “Baby”...

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Dickson, Dorothy

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Dance. 1460 words.

Dickson, Dorothy (25 July 1893–25 September 1995), dancer and musical actress, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to William Dickson, a journalist, and his wife Clara Barrett Dickson. She...

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