Michael Kidd

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Birth Name: Michael Kidd
Born: 08/12/1919
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 12/23/2007

Born Milton Greenwald, Michael Kidd first rose to prominence in the early 1940s as a soloist with Lincoln Kirstein's Ballet Caravan and Eugene Loring's Dance Players. By the middle of the decade, he had begun to move into choreography and landed his first Broadway assignment in 1947, staging the musical numbers for "Finian's Rainbow". His success was sealed with the first of five Tony Awards and Kidd went on to stage some of the seminal Broadway musicals of the 50s, including "Guys and Dolls" (1950) and Cole Porter's "Can-Can" (1953), which made a star out of Gwen Verdon. By the mid-50s, he added directing to his resume, beginning with "Li'l Abner" (1956) and including "Wildcat" (1960), star... Continue Bio >>

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