Michael Kidd Movies and Career Information

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Aug 12, 1915
New York City
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Michael Kidd was an American film and stage choreographer, dancer and actor, whose career spanned Broadway in the 1930 through Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, to a successful career as a Broadway choreographer through the 1990s. He was probably best known for his choreography of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a 1954 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical, and for choreographing Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in the celebrated Girl Hunt Ballet from the 1953 musical film The Band Wagon. He was unusually well-respected for his choreography, and his judgment was granted deference by the leading dancers of his era. British critic and biographer Michael Freedland said that "when Gene Kelly danced through the street with a dustbin lid tied to his feet in the 1955 film It's Always Fair Weather, the man who usually planned his own routines did it to Kidd's order.

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