Michael Kidd

Choreographer, Dancer, Director
This Brooklyn-born trained dancer had concurrent careers in Hollywood and on Broadway for much of the 1950s and later worked on several notable, if somewhat overblown, musicals.
Born: 08/12/1919 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (12)

The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Musicals Great Musicals 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Everybody Dance Now 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Skin Deep 1989 (Movie)

Dr Westford (Actor)

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

Movie Movie 1977 (Movie)

Pop Popchik (Actor)

Smile 1975 (Movie)

Tommy French (Actor)

It's Always Fair Weather 1955 (Movie)

Angie Valentine (Actor)

For the Love of It (TV Show)

Actor

The DeMille Dynasty (TV Show)

Actor
Director (3)

Julie Andrews in Concert 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Laverne and Shirley 1975 - 1983 (Tv Show)

Director

Merry Andrew 1958 (Movie)

(Director)
Other (11)

The Sound of Julie Andrews 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Creative Consultant

The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Movie Movie 1977 (Movie)

choreography(("Baxter's Beauties of 1933" and "Dynamite Hands")) (Choreographer)

Hello, Dolly! 1969 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Star! 1968 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Li'l Abner 1958 (Movie)

from Broadway staging (Other)

Merry Andrew 1958 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Guys and Dolls 1955 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Knock on Wood 1954 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 1954 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

The Band Wagon 1953 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Biography

This Brooklyn-born trained dancer had concurrent careers in Hollywood and on Broadway for much of the 1950s and later worked on several notable, if somewhat overblown, musicals.

Relationships

Lillian Greenwald

Mother

Abraham Greenwald

Father

Shelah Hackett

Wife

Mary Heater

Wife
married July 30, 1940 divorced

Amy Kidd

Daughter
mother Shelah Hackett

Kristine Kidd

Daughter
mother Mary Heater

Susan Kidd

Daughter
mother Mary Heater

Matthew Kidd

Son
mother Shelah Hackett

EDUCATION

City College of New York

New York , New York 1936 - 1937

School of American Ballet

New York , New York 1937 - 1939

Milestones

1989

Last film to date, Blake Edwards' "Skin Deep"

1978

Returned to features to choreograph and play a small role in Stanley Donen's "Movie Movie"

1975

Had non-musical role in Michael Ritchie's "Smile"

1968

Returned to features with "Star!"

1959

Last feature work for nearly ten years, "Li'l Abner"

1958

Directorial debut with MGM's "Merry Andrew"; also choreographed

1956

Made stage directing and producing debut with "Li'l Abner"; also choreographed

1955

Film acting debut, "It's Always Fair Waeather" (MGM)

1953

Began association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, choreographed "The Band Wagon"

1952

Feature film debut as choreographer, "Where's Charley?"

1947

Choreographed first Broadway show, "Finian's Rainbow"; won first of five Tony Awards

1944

Choreographed and wrote "On Stage!" for Ballet Theatre

1937

Member of the corps of Lincoln Kirstein's Ballet Caravan

Soloist with Ballet Theatre

Solo dancer and assistant director, Eugene Loring's Dance Players

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