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Lincoln Kirstein

Lincoln KirsteinAKA Lincoln Edward Kirstein

Born: 4-May-1907
Birthplace: Rochester, NY
Died: 5-Jan-1996
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Founder, New York City Ballet


[1] American Culture's Debt to Gay Sons of Harvard (Dinitia Smith, The New York Times, 29th May 2003.) See also The Crimson Letter: Harvard, Homosexuality and the Shaping of American Culture (2003), by Douglass Shand-Tucci.

Wife: Fidelma Cadmus (m. 1940)
Boyfriend: Carl Carlsen (1932)

    University: BS, Harvard University (1930)
    Administrator: Founder, School of American Ballet (1933-)

    New York City Ballet Co-Founder
    Hound & Horn Co-Founder (1927)
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 26-Mar-1984

Author of books:
Dance (1935, dance)
Ballet Alphabet (1939, dance)
The Classic Ballet (1952, dance, with Muriel Stuart)
Movement and Metaphor (1970, dance)
The New York City Ballet (1973, dance)
Nijinsky Dancing (1975, dance)
Thirty Years with the New York City Ballet (1978, memoir)
Ballet: Bias and Belief (1983, dance)
Quarry: A collection in lieu of Memoirs (1986)
The Poems of Lincoln Kirstein (1987, poetry)


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