Martha Graham

Martha Graham

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Apr 1991 (aged 96)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Northern New Mexico
Memorial ID 26059817 · View Source
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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".

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  • Added: 16 Apr 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26059817
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Graham (11 May 1894–1 Apr 1991), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26059817, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Northern New Mexico.