Famous Movie Dancers
Dance pioneers like Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gene Kelly—remembered for his groundbreaking performance in 1952's Singin' in the Rain—truly set the stage for Hollywood's dance-film genre. John Travolta, Jennifer Beals, Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Natalie Portman are some of the performers who took up where Astaire, Rogers and Kelly left off, repopularizing dance on film for later generations. Biography.com's Famous Movie Dancers group examines the lives and careers of these high-stepping performers who will always be remembered for their unforgettable moves.
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Singer / 1952 - 2009Patrick Swayze was a Golden-Globe winning, beloved actor, as well as a singer, songwriter, and dancer, who died of pancreatic cancer in September of 2009.
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Dancer, Pin-up / 1911 - 1995
Ginger Rogers was a prolific Oscar-winning actress, singer and dancer who was revered for her cinematic footwork with Fred Astaire.
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Choreographer / 1950 -Debbie Allen is a choreographer, director, and dancer who has worked on such projects as Fame, West Side Story, and Sweet Charity.
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