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Manning, Frankie


  • [Frankie Manning was a Tony Award awardee.]
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    • us: Manning, Frank
    • us: Manning, Franky
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    • found: Clippings(New York Swing Dance Society Archive biography; "Frankie Manning, swingueur aux pieds heureux," interview, Libération (Lyon), 28 Sept. 1990) p. 6 (Frank; Franky; dancer, 1950s)
    • found: The spirit moves, part I [VR] ca. 1950.
    • found: Frankie Manning, 2007:eCIP (Frankie Manning) data view (Manning, Frankie Benjamin; b. May 25, 1914)
    • found: New York times WWW site, Apr. 28, 2009(Frankie Manning; b. May 26, 1914; d. Monday [Apr. 27, 2009], Manhattan, aged 94; master of swing-era dance who went from the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem to Broadway and Hollywood, and then after a long break enjoyed a globe-trotting second career as an inspirational teacher and choreographer of the Lindy hop)
    • found: International Encyclopedia of Dance, accessed February 27, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Manning, Frankie; dancer, choreographer / dance director; born 26 May 1914 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States; attended teenage dances at Harlem's Alhambra Ballroom, where became enthralled with the newly popular Lindy Hop; “graduated” to the Renaissance Ballroom (1930); ventured to the legendary Savoy Ballroom (1933); invented numerous steps, including variations on the Charleston and the movement, called the Slide-Through; best known for creating the first aerial, or airstep, called Over-the-Back (1935); started his own troupe, the Congaroo Dancers; took a job at the U.S. Post Office, where he worked for thirty years; began teaching regularly at a dance studio in New York City (1986); later professional work includes choreography for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (1989); dance consultant-performer for director Spike Lee's film Malcolm X (1992); a 1989 Tony award for his choreography in Broadway's Black and Blue; received a National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer's Fellowship Grant (1994); died 27 April 2009 in New York, New York, United States)
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    • [Frankie Manning was a Tony Award awardee.]
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    • [Data contributed by the Dance Heritage Coalition for the New York Public Library Dance Collection.]
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