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Alvin Ailey (1931–1989)

Miscellaneous Crew | Actor | Soundtrack

Ailey was born in the rural town of Rogers, Texas, USA. His childhood memories and experiences often informed his choreography; the most notable of his works was "Blues Suite", "Cry" (choreographed ... read full biography
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Jan 5, 1931 (died Dec 1, 1989)
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18 titles
Past Film & Video (3 titles) Budget Opening Weekend Gross
(US & Canada)
Gross
(Worldwide)
The Turning Point (1977)
Choreographer (Miss Browne's Gala Solo by) Choreographer (Miss Browne's Gala Solo by)   See fewer
$26MM
$26MM
Carmen Jones (1954)
Dance Soloist (uncredited) Dance Soloist (uncredited)   See fewer
$750K
Lydia Bailey (1952)
Specialty Dancer (uncredited) Specialty Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Past Television (5 titles) Episodes
Great Performances (2006)
(TV Series) - Choreographer (1 episode, 2006) Choreographer (1 episode, 2006)   See fewer
1
A Tribute to Alvin Ailey (1990)
(TV Movie) - Choreographer (original) Choreographer (original)   See fewer
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (1974)
(TV Series) - Choreographer (1 episode, 1974), Himself (1 episode, 1974) Choreographer (1 episode, 1974), Himself (1 episode, 1974)   See fewer
Ailey Celebrates Ellington (Nov 28, 1974) Season 2, Episode 1 - Himself, Choreographer Himself, Choreographer   See fewer
1
American Ballet Theatre: A Close-Up in Time (1973)
(TV Movie) - Choreographer Choreographer   See fewer
The Hollywood Palace (1969)
(TV Series) - Himself - Dancer (1 episode, 1969), Performer ("Rock My Soul", "Sinner Man") (1 episode, 1969) Himself - Dancer (1 episode, 1969), Performer ("Rock My Soul", "Sinner Man") (1 episode, 1969)   See fewer
Episode #7.7 (Nov 29, 1969) Season 7, Episode 7 - Himself - Dancer, Performer ("Rock My Soul", "Sinner Man") Himself - Dancer, Performer ("Rock My Soul", "Sinner Man")   See fewer
1
Self (7 titles)
Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey (1989)
(TV Special) - Himself Himself   See fewer
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1988)
(TV Special) - Himself - Honoree Himself - Honoree   See fewer
Ebony/Jet Showcase (1988)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1988) Himself (1 episode, 1988)   See fewer
Episode dated 22 January 1988 (Jan 22, 1988) Himself Himself   See fewer
The Core of the Apple (1986)
(TV Series) - Himself - American Dance Theater (1 episode, 1986) Himself - American Dance Theater (1 episode, 1986)   See fewer
Shades of Harlem - skyggerne fra Harlem (1986) Season 1, Episode 1 - Himself - American Dance Theater Himself - American Dance Theater   See fewer
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (1974)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1974) Himself (1 episode, 1974)   See fewer
Ailey Celebrates Ellington (Nov 28, 1974) Season 2, Episode 1 - Himself Himself   See fewer
The Hollywood Palace (1969)
(TV Series) - Himself - Dancer (1 episode, 1969) Himself - Dancer (1 episode, 1969)   See fewer
Episode #7.7 (Nov 29, 1969) Season 7, Episode 7 - Himself - Dancer Himself - Dancer   See fewer
The Eamonn Andrews Show (1964)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1964) Himself (1 episode, 1964)   See fewer
Episode #1.3 (Oct 18, 1964) Season 1, Episode 3 - Himself Himself   See fewer
Archive Footage (3 titles)
Carmen and Geoffrey (2005)
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Great Performances: Dance in America (2001)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 2001) Himself (1 episode, 2001)   See fewer
Free to Dance (Feb 11, 2001) Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Genius on the Wrong Coast (1993)
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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