Frankie Manning

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Birthday
26, 1914
Birthplace
Jacksonville, FL
Death Date
Apr 27, 2009 (94)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
26, 1914
Birthplace
Jacksonville, FL
Death Date
Apr 27, 2009 (94)

About

Dancer and choreographer who popularized a Harlem-based type of jazz and swing dance called the "Lindy Hop." His dance troupe members, the Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, were active during the 1930s and early 1940s.

Before Fame

The son of a dancer mother, he began dancing when he was a young child.

Trivia

Thirty years after giving up his early dance career to work for the United States Postal Service, he returned to his original passion by becoming an internationally-renowned dance instructor.

Family Life

He was born in Florida and raised in New York City. His first marriage produced two children: Marion Price and Frank Manning Jr. His other son, Chazz Young, also had a career as a choreographer and dancer.

Associated With

He and Wade Robson both had successful careers as choreographers.