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Subject: Choreographer, actor, and director Donald McKayle


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Date Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 02:36:52pm

Pioneering black choreographer, director Donald McKayle dies

The Chicago Sun-Times
April 10, 2018

IRVINE, Calif. — Donald McKayle, a modern dancer and choreographer who brought the black experience in America to the Broadway stage in musicals such as “Raisin” and “Sophisticated Ladies,” has died. He was 87.

His wife, Lea McKayle, told the University of California, Irvine that McKayle died Friday night. He was a UCI professor emeritus of dance.

Born in Harlem, McKayle began dancing as a teenager.

McKayle choreographed works that focused on black life and socially conscious themes such as poverty, homelessness and discrimination.

His 1959 work “Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder” depicted the lives of chain-gang prisoners.

McKayle was the first African-American man to both direct and choreograph major Broadway musicals, including 1973’s “Raisin,” which won the Tony as best musical, and 1981’s “Sophisticated Ladies.”

He also choreographed for movies and TV shows.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/pioneering-black-choreographer-director-donald-mckayle-dies/

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IMDb-Tuesday, April 10, 02:37:10pm
Thanks a lot. (NT)I was going to post it.Tuesday, April 10, 02:38:34pm
Chicago Sun Times obit was copied word-for-word as the AP obit.LinkTuesday, April 10, 02:46:10pm


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