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Alvin Ailey

Dancer (5-Jan-1931 — 1-Dec-1989)


Alvin Ailey; with A. Peter Bailey. Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey. Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publishing Group. 1995.

Thomas F. DeFrantz. Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 2004. 300pp.

Jennifer Dunning. Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. 1996. 468pp.

Julia L. Foulkes. Modern Bodies: Dance and American Modernism from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey. University of North Carolina Press. 2002. 272pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.7)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.9)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.19)

  10. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.456)

  11. Current Biography, 1968 Yearbook (pp.12-14)

  12. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.5)

  13. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.3)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.8)

  15. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.37)

  16. Legends in Their Own Time (p.4)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.78)

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