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Atkins, Cholly

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    • Atkinson, Cholly
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        • Organization: "Class Act" duo
        • Organization: International School of Dance at Carnegie Hall
        • Organization: Motown's Artist Development Wing
    • Birth Place

        Pratt City (Ala.)
    • Death Place

        Las Vegas (Nev.)
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        United States
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  • Sources

    • found: African American dance..., 1990 [VR]:videocassette (Cholly Atkins, Charles "Cholly Atkins" Atkinson; tap dancer and member of tap dance team Coles and Atkins)
    • found: Murray, James Briggs. Black Visions '89..., 1989p. 14 (Cholly Atkins, Charles "Cholly Atkins" Atkinson)
    • found: Dancing times, July 2003:p. 55 (Cholly Atkins; Charles Atkinson; tap dancer, choreographer; b. in Alabama on Sept. 30, 1913; received an honorary doctorate from Oklahoma City Univ. in 2000; d. on Apr. 19, 2003)
    • found: Man smart-- woman smarter [SR] 195-?:label (Cholly Atkinson)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 2, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Atkins, Charles "Cholly"; Charles Atkinson; tap dancer, choreographer; born 13 September 1913 in Pratt City, Alabama, United States; began recording soundtracks for tap sequences in Hollywood films (1936); began dancing with and doing choreography for the Cotton Club Boys at the New York World's Fair (1939); co-formed "Class Act" duo and toured internationally (1946); performed in the Broadway musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; ran tap program at the Katherine Dunham School of Arts and Research in New York City and taught at the International School of Dance at Carnegie Hall; choreographed for Cadillacs, Little Anthony, Imperials, Gladys Knight and the Pips (1950s); was staff choreographer for the record label Motown's Artist Development Wing, also known as "Motown U" (1965); won a Tony Award for best choreography for the Broadway musical Black and Blue along with Frank Manning, Fayard Nicholas, and Henry Letang (1989); earned a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship (1993); died 19 April 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States)
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    • 1995-01-03: new
    • 2015-04-18: revised
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