Gillian Lynne

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Dame Gillian Lynne

Gillian Lynne Olivier Awards2013.jpg
Gillian Lynne at the Olivier Awards in 2013
Born
Gillian Barbara Pyrke

(1926-02-20)20 February 1926
Bromley, England
Died1 July 2018(2018-07-01) (aged 92)
Marylebone, London, England
OccupationBallerina, dancer, actress, theatre-television director, choreographer
Years active1963–2011
Spouse(s)Patrick Back (1949–19??; divorced)
Peter Land
(m. 1980; her death 2018)

Dame Gillian Barbara Lynne, DBE (née Pyrke; 20 February 1926 – 1 July 2018) was a British ballerina, dancer, choreographer, actress, and theatre-television director. She was known for her popular choreography with Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. She was made a DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2014 New Year Honours List.

Lynne died at a hospital in Marylebone, London from pneumonia on 1 July 2018 at the age of 92.[1]

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  1. Wild, Stephanie. "Director and Choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne Passes Away at 92". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 1 July 2018.

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