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      Katherine Dunham

      Katherine Dunham

      Highest Rated: 95% Stormy Weather (1943)

      Lowest Rated: 95% Stormy Weather (1943)

      Birthday: Jun 22, 1909

      Birthplace: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA

      Actress Katherine Dunham was known for her roles on the silver screen. Dunham began her acting career with roles in such films as the Bud Abbott comedy adventure "Pardon My Sarong" (1942), "Star Spangled Rhythm" (1942) and "Stormy Weather" (1943). She also appeared in the Yvonne De Carlo adventure "Casbah" (1948). In the fifties and the nineties, Dunham devoted her time to various credits, such as "Mambo" (1955), "Green Mansions" (1959) starring Audrey Hepburn and "The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts" (CBS, 1988-89). She also worked on "The 23rd Annual NAACP Image Awards" (NBC, 1990-91). Dunham last appeared in "Oprah Winfrey's Legends' Ball" (ABC, 2005-06). Dunham passed away in May 2006 at the age of 97.


      GREEN MANSIONS, choreographer Katherine Dunham, (holding ropes), Henry Silva, (right), during dance rehearsal, 1959 STAR SPANGLED RHYTHM, from left: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Katherine Dunham, 1942 CASBAH, Katherine Dunham, Tony Martin, 1948 STAR SPANGLED RHYTHM, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson (dancing), Katherine Dunham (feathered hat), 1942



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Casbah Odette (Character) - 1948
      95% 81% Stormy Weather Self - 1943