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Martha Graham
Birth: May 11, 1894
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 1991
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Ballet Dancer, Choreographer. Born in New York City, New York, she was a pioneer in the world of modern dance and created a unique interpretation of emotion in movement. She became the first dancer to perform in the White House, and she later won the Medal of Freedom. She commissioned many ballets for her troupe, most famously composer Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" (1944), and later founded the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance. She was active in the dance community until the day she died at 96. In 1998, Time magazine named her "The Dancer of the Century". (bio by: Samantha) 
Family links: 
  George Greenfield Graham (1856 - 1914)
  Jane Beers Graham Duffey (1870 - 1958)
  Martha Graham (1894 - 1991)
  Mary Hamilton Graham Pitkin (1896 - 1949)*
  Georgia Greenfield Graham Sargeant (1900 - 1988)*
  William Alexander Graham (1906 - 1908)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Northern New Mexico
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Samantha
Record added: Apr 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26059817
Martha Graham
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