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Michael Kidd

Overview page. Subjects: Performing Arts — Music.

(b Brooklyn, NY, 12 Aug. 1919; d Los Angeles, 23 Dec. 2007)

US dancer, choreographer, and director. He studied at the School of American Ballet with Vilzak and Schollar and made...

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Kidd Michael

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 317 words.

b. Milton Greenwald, 12 August 1915, New York City, New York, USA, d. 23 December 2007, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Michael Kidd

Overview page. Subjects: Performing Arts — Music.

(b Brooklyn, NY, 12 Aug. 1919; d Los Angeles, 23 Dec. 2007)

US dancer, choreographer, and director. He studied at the School of American Ballet with Vilzak and Schollar and made...

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Kidd, Michael

Claude Conyers.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online February 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 326 words.

[Greenwald, Milton ]

(b New York, Aug 12, 1915; d Los Angeles, Dec 23, 2007). American dancer and choreographer for stage and film. After winning a scholarship to the School...

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Kidd, Michael (12 Aug 1915)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 323 words.

After winning a scholarship to the School of American Ballet in 1937, he decided to pursue a career in

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The Street, 1952

Ethan Mordden.

in Coming up Roses

November 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 11271 words.

It is the coming together of Irving Berlin and Frank Loesser, Ethel Merman and Vivian Blaine, Moss Hart and Michael Kidd, slambang musical comedy and the stimulating musical play—the old...

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Bennett (Di Figlia), Michael

Claude Conyers.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online February 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 539 words.

(b Buffalo, NY, April 8, 1943; d Tucson, AZ, July 2, 1987).

American dancer, choreographer, and musical theater director. He first appeared on stage at age two, in a dance...

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Serious Screen Fare, but Flying High on Stage

Andy Propst.

in They Made Us Happy

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 5885 words.

After a false start on one project for MGM (which did ultimately resurface for them a few years later), Comden and Green discovered that Gene Kelly loved an idea they had had for a...

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Wally Ridley

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

b. Walter J. Ridley, 28 February 1913, London, England. Ridley started piano lessons when he was six years old and was soon demonstrating the pianos his father sold in his furniture store....

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Verdon, Gwen

Claude Conyers.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 283 words.

[Gwyneth Evelyn]

(b Culver City, CA, Jan 13, 1925; d Woodstock, VT, Oct 18, 2000). American musical theater dancer, singer, and actress. Daughter of a Denishawn instructor,...

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Bennett [DiFiglia], Michael

Robert Howie.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Contemporary Music. 292 words.

(b Buffalo, NY, April 8, 1943; d Tucson, AZ, July 2, 1987). American director and choreographer. He made his début at the age of 17 as Baby John in a tour of West Side Story, and was...

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Anything Goes

Ethan Mordden.

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 400 pages.

This book looks at the musical, from The Beggar's Opera to Wicked. Looking at Star Comic and Sweetheart Heroine; the war between musical comedy and operetta; the rise of the sexy story in...

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