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Emile Ardolino
Birth: May 9, 1943
Queens County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1993
Bel Air
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Motion Picture Director. He spent his career presenting the art of classical dance on film and on stage. His best known work is the hit movie "Dirty Dancing," which he directed. He also produced the Joffrey Ballet's rendition of "Astarte," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and "Oh! Calcutta!," for which he won an Obie award. He caught on film some of the finest work of the world's premiere dancers and choreographers in the Dance in America and Live from Lincoln Center series, for which he won a total of 17 Emmy Awards. In 1983 he won an Oscar for Best Documentary for "He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'." He also produced another hit with the Whoopi Goldberg film "Sister Act" (1992). He also produced the version of George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker" and the acclaimed television movie "Gypsy", which was adapted from a famous Broadway musical. (bio by: Fan of the Site) 

Cause of death: AIDS related
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Family plot
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Fan of the Site
Record added: May 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7467808
Emile Ardolino
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I never get tired of "Sister Act" Great movie! :)Remembering you on World AIDS Day, 2014. Rest in peace.
- Jessica
 Added: Dec. 1, 2014
In memory of a man who loved the arts and the world of Dance. This disease has torn the generations apart and lefted many avenues unpaved. Please know you were appreciated in this life and may you rip....
- Gigi
 Added: Mar. 30, 2014

- BigLebo
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014
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