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Jimmy Oren Hicks
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1927
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1996
New York, USA

Jimmy Oren Hicks, the kid from El Paso who went by the stage name Scott Douglas, made a name for himself not only in the world of classical dance, but also on the big and small screen. All of us will have gone to the movies or turned on the TV and seen him without realizing who he was.

Jimmy's father worked in law enforcement, and he had two sisters, Dana Nell and Kay Francis.



Scott Douglas - American Ballet Theater principal dancer

Scott Douglas, 68, American premier danseur and ballet master, died of emphysema in New York City on March 26,1996.

Born Jimmy Hicks in El Paso, Texas, he began dance training at age six and first performed as a tap dancer on the Orpheum circuit at the age of nine. Following military service, he studied and performed with Ruth St. Denis and Lester Horton and joined San Francisco Ballet in 1948. He left SFB in 1950 to join Ballet Theatre, later American Ballet Theatre, becoming a principal dancer in 1953. His roles at ABT included the Third Sailor in Fancy Free, the title role in Billy the Kid, the Head Wrangler in Rodeo, and Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, among many others. After his retirement as a performer in 1969, Douglas served as ballet master for several companies, including ABT, Netherlands Dance Theater, and Stuttgart Ballet. His companion of forty years was internationally renowned choreographer Glen Tetley, who survives him. 
Family links: 
  William Oren Hicks (1902 - 1958)
  Alberta Elsie Celum Konze (1911 - 1987)
  Jimmy Oren Hicks (1927 - 1996)
  Dana Nell Hicks Kerr (1929 - 1981)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Although the spelling of his first name on his birth certificate was 'Jimmie,' he preferred to go by 'Jimmy.'
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: According to his brother-in-law, John, Glen kept the ashes.
Created by: Coastal Dweller
Record added: Oct 11, 2011
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Jimmy Oren Hicks
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I'm glad I got to meet you when I did. ~*~Rest in Peace~*~
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 Added: Oct. 11, 2011

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