Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham
1910 - 2006
Katherine Dunham  American Dancer

Katherine Dunham dating history


Katherine Dunham was previously married to John Pratt (1941 - 1986) and Jordis McCoo (1931 - 1938).

Katherine Dunham was in a relationship with Porfirio Rubirosa.

Katherine Dunham had encounters with Orson Welles (1953) and Alvin Ailey.


American Dancer Katherine Dunham was born Katherine Mary Dunham on 22nd June, 1910 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States and passed away on 21st May 2006 Manhattan, New York, United States aged 95. She is most remembered for Dunham School of Dance. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Katherine Dunham is a member of the following lists: American film actors, Kennedy Center honorees and American choreographers.


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Married2 47 years, 3 months 27 years, 7 months 8 years
Dating1 - - -
Encounter2 - - -
Total5 47 years, 3 months 11 years 8 years


First Name Katherine
Last Name Dunham
Full Name at Birth Katherine Mary Dunham
Alternative Name Kaye Dunn
Age 95 (age at death) years
Birthday 22nd June, 1910
Birthplace Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
Died 21st May, 2006
Place of Death Manhattan, New York, United States
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Religion Methodist
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
University BA Social Anthropology, University of Chicago (1936), Northwestern University, Administrator: Founder, Dunham School of Dance and Theater, Manhattan (1945-)
Occupation Text Dancer, Choreographer, Author, Educator, Songwriter, Activist
Occupation Dancer
Claim to Fame Dunham School of Dance
Official Websites kdcah.org/katherine-dunham-biography/, kdcah.org/, www.britannica.com/biography/Katherine-Dunham
Friend Julie Belafonte, Harry Belafonte, Erich Fromm

Katherine Mary Dunham (also known as Kaye Dunn, June 22, 1909 – May 21, 2006) was an African-American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, anthropologist, and social activist. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in African-American and European theater of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company for many years. She has been called the "matriarch and queen mother of black dance."

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Katherine Dunham95 CancerDancer
Orson Welles70 TaurusActor
John Pratt74
Jordis McCoo91 LeoSpouse
Porfirio Rubirosa56 AquariusDiplomat
Alvin Ailey58 CapricornDancer


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
John MMaleJohn Pratt
Marie ChristineFemaleJohn Pratt


Música en la noche1958Movie
Mambo1954Katherine DunhamMovie
Botta e risposta1950DancerMovie
Cuban Episode1944Dance TroupeShort Film
Stormy Weather1943Katherine DunhamMovie
Star Spangled Rhythm1942Katherine- 'Smart as a Tack' NumberMovie
Carnival of Rhythm1941Katherine DunhamShort Film


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wjerryzwjerryzMar 13, 2018


CariMay 17, 2009

i love the way you dance

amberMar 18, 2009

she is so talented

DeneciaDec 12, 2007

thats my dancer

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