Emile Ardolino

Emile Ardolino

Birth
Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 20 Nov 1993 (aged 50)
Bel Air, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Section 050, Row B, Grave 107
Memorial ID 7467808 · View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: Fan of the Site
  • Added: 20 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7467808
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emile Ardolino (9 May 1943–20 Nov 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7467808, citing Saint John Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .