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Frankie Manning

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Frankie Manning
Manning in 2008
Born(1914-05-26)May 26, 1914
DiedApril 27, 2009(2009-04-27) (aged 94)
Other namesFrank Manning
"Muscle head" Manning
Occupation(s)Choreographer, dancer
ChildrenChazz Young
Marion Manning
Frankie Manning Jr.
AwardsTony Award for Best Choreography
1989 Black and Blue

Frankie Manning (May 26, 1914 – April 27, 2009) was an American dancer, choreographer and instructor. He helped develop the Lindy Hop, an American dance from Harlem, New York City.[1] At age 75, Manning received a 1989 Tony Award for co-choreographing Black and Blue, a musical on Broadway.

Manning wrote an autobiography, Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop.

Manning was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He died at age 94 in Manhattan, New York City.[2]


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  1. "Frankie Manning". Web Archive. Archived from the original on September 17, 2008. Retrieved May 26, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. "Frankie Manning Dies at Age 94". The New York Daily News. Retrieved May 26, 2016.