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Martha Graham
Birth: May 11, 1894
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) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Northern New Mexico
 
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Originally Created by: Samantha
Record added: Apr 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26059817
Martha Graham
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Martha Graham
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Remembered 23 years later
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Apr. 1, 2014

- elaine bailey
 Added: Apr. 1, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 1, 2014
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