Lester Horton

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Birthday
23, 1906
Birthplace
Indianapolis, IN
Death Date
Nov 2, 1953 (47)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
23, 1906
Birthplace
Indianapolis, IN
Death Date
Nov 2, 1953 (47)

About

Dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer who founded the Lester Horton Dancers and the Dance Theater of Los Angeles.

Before Fame

He became interested in dance after witnessing Native American tribal dances at a Wild West Show he attended as a child. He subsequently began studying ballet.

Trivia

He choreographed several Hollywood films, including the the 1943 production of Phantom of the Opera and the 1945 production of Salome Where She Danced.

Family Life

He was born in Indianapolis to Pollyanna and Iradell Horton.

Associated With

He taught the renowned dancer and choreographer, Alvin Ailey.