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Choreographer, dancer, and anthropologist all in one, she collected ethnic, ritualistic dances, re-interpreted and staged them.
She married John Pratt, a theatrical designer, who worked with her in 1938 at the Chicago Federal Theatre Project and became her artistic partner.
How did Katherine Dunham die?
Katherine Dunham's death was caused by Natural Causes.
|Cause of death||Natural Causes|
|Age of death||96 years|
|Birthday||June 22, 1909|
|Death date||May 21, 2006|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
We had maybe the greatest success of any company that I know of in Paris, and after two or three years I wanted to do this same number that we did for PBS, so we did it and Paris had always considered us their darlings.Katherine Dunham
Black people should have recognition for themselves and their backgrounds and their relationships with other people in the world and thus lose some of their alienation. This museum has certainly stood for that in this town.Katherine Dunham
Sometimes I have given my husband a manuscript to read that has turned out to have fantastic rave reviews and he’ll tell me it is no good. Well, if I didn’t know him as well as I know him I would be terribly depressed.Katherine Dunham
I have actually five honorary degrees.Katherine Dunham
I really think that aside from admiring my talent you really admire me as a person and as a woman.Katherine Dunham