How Katherine Dunham Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Katherine Dunham reached the astounding age of 96 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous Dancer.

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

Information about the death of Katherine Dunham
Cause of deathNatural Causes
Age of death96 years
ProfessionDancer
BirthdayJune 22, 1909
Death dateMay 21, 2006
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have actually five honorary degrees.

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I really think that aside from admiring my talent you really admire me as a person and as a woman.

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