Jack Cole was an American dancer, choreographer, and theatre director known as the father of theatrical jazz dance. He virtually invented the idiom of American Show Dancing, or theater dance, that is still seen in today's musicals and films.
Cole danced with the Denishawn Dance Company led by Rut
The laughter he brought to the lives of others equaled the sufferings he experienced in his own. Born in the eternally gray London of 1889, Charlie Chaplin started out bleakly. He was to endure some very tough years of childhood before his sweetly infectious stage persona and razor-sharp characteriza
Gene Kelly's blend of acrobatics, athleticism, and artistry
blew a potent blast of machismo under the tight skirt of the postwar Hollywood musical. With his auspicious Broadway
debut as the lead cad in "Pal Joey" (1940),
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