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Busby Berkeley

Busby Berkeley
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Birth nameBusby Berkeley William Enos
Birth dateNovember 29, 1895
Place of birthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of deathMarch 14, 1976(age 80)
Death placePalm Desert, California, U.S.
Occupationfilm director, choreographer
Years active1901 1971

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Busby Berkeley (November 29, 1895 March 14, 1976) was a highly influential Hollywood movie director and musical choreographer. Berkeley was famous for his elaborate musical production numbers that often involved complex geometric patterns. Berkeley's works used large numbers of showgirls and props as fantasy elements in kaleidoscopic on-screen performances.

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Oscars are just plain too long - Montreal Gazette Tweet this news
Montreal Gazette--Time to say bye-bye to homages to -Busby Berkeley-, too. We live in the age of Beyoncé now. Admittedly, little respect is shown to the makers of animated ... - Date : Fri, 03 Dec 2010 19:45:34 GMT+00:00
Movie Reviews by Reel People: 'Burlesque' - Friday Flyer Tweet this news
Friday Flyer--This is old school "-Busby Berkeley-" style entertainment with Christina Aguilera and Cher getting their chance to strut their stuff. ... - Date : Fri, 03 Dec 2010 03:08:57 GMT+00:00
The Big Lebowski - Tweet this news bowler who is mistaken for a deadbeat philanthropist and drawn into a cluster of kidnapers, nihilists, porn mobsters and -Busby Berkeley- beauties. ... - Date : Wed, 01 Dec 2010 13:35:02 GMT+00:00
Point Loma High's Mr. Zeiger Goes Hollywood - San Diego Reader Tweet this news
San Diego Reader--By his estimate, Zeiger will need about a hundred dancers to fulfill his own -Busby Berkeley- vision of choreography. He should know. ... - Date : Wed, 01 Dec 2010 19:38:15 GMT+00:00
Machine Dancer - The Weekly Standard Tweet this news
The Weekly Standard--by Jeffrey Spivak We know a great deal about the brilliant and eccentric Hollywood dance director of the 1930s, -Busby Berkeley-. Now we know more. ... - Date : Thu, 25 Nov 2010 00:48:12 GMT+00:00
Video: Splendid editions of 'The Red - Evansville Courier & Press Tweet this news
Evansville Courier & Press--For instance, "42nd Street," the Lloyd Bacon--Busby Berkeley- musical from the early 1930s, told the inside story of a Broadway musical production, ... - Date : Sat, 24 Jul 2010 11:05:10 GMT+00:00
Weddings have become musical productions -- just ask the DJs - Plain Dealer Tweet this news
Plain Dealer--When did weddings become an episode of "Glee" crossed with a -Busby Berkeley- production number? Anyone? We ask this question as we recover from seeing "Sex ... - Date : Sat, 05 Jun 2010 04:09:42 GMT+00:00
Comments & Curiosities: Planning for a protest - Daily Pilot Tweet this news
Daily Pilot--I thought it was very stylish kind of a -Busby Berkeley-/June Taylor Dancers/immigration protest thing. But protests have also gone high-tech since the ... - Date : Sun, 20 Jun 2010 00:41:12 GMT+00:00
What's The Point? - Santa Monica Daily Press Tweet this news
Santa Monica Daily Press---...- has that hourglass figure, and suddenly the men in the room stop talking, and their heads turn in unison like some -Busby Berkeley- choreographed scene. ... - Date : Tue, 18 May 2010 05:24:35 GMT+00:00
Hot spot of wineries was once Rancho Cucamonga area - Press-Enterprise Tweet this news
Press-Enterprise--After Secundo died in 1927, Hollywood film director and choreographer -Busby Berkeley- bought Guasti's mansion. His winery and vineyards continued as the ... - Date : Sun, 23 May 2010 04:14:39 GMT+00:00

Busby Berkeley: Choreographer and director

Holka Polka (chor,1925) * The Wild Rose (chor,1926) * Lady Do (chor,1927) * A Connecticut Yankee (chor,1927) * White Eagle (chor,1927) * Present Arms (chor,1928) * Earl Carroll's Vanities (1928) (chor,1928) * Good Boy (chor,1928) * Rainbow (chor,1928) * Hello, Daddy (chor,1928) * Pleasure Bound (chor,1929) * A Night in Venice (chor,1929) * Broadway Nights (chor,1929) * The Street Singer (dir & prod,1929) * Nine-Fifteen Revue (chor,1930) * The International Review (chor,1930) * Sweet and Low (chor,1930)
1930sWhoopee! (chor,1930) * Kiki (chor,1931) * Palmy Days (chor,1931) * Flying High (chor,1931) * Sky Devils (chor,1932) * Girl Crazy (chor,1932) * Night World (chor,1932) * Bird of Paradise (chor,1932) * The Kid From Spain (chor,1932) * 42nd Street (chor,1933) * Gold Diggers of 1933 (chor,1933) * She Had To Say Yes (dir,1933) * Footlight Parade (chor,1933) * Roman Scandals (chor,1933) * Dames (dir mus nmbrs,1934) * Fashions of 1934 (chor & dir mus nmbrs,1934) * Wonder Bar (chor,1934) * Gold Diggers of 1935 (dir & chor,1935) * Bright Lights (dir,1935) * I Live For Love (dir & chor,1935) * In Caliente (chor & dir mus nmbrs,1935) * Stars Over Broadway (chor & dir mus nmbrs,1935) * Stage Struck (dir,1936) * Varsity Show (dir finale,1937) * The Singing Marine (chor & dir mus nmbrs,1937) * Gold Diggers of 1937 (dir mus nmbrs,1937) * The Go Getter (dir,1937) * Hollywood Hotel (dir & chor,1937) * Men Are Such Fools (dir,1938) * Gold Diggers in Paris (chor & dir mus nmbrs,1938) * Garden of the Moon (dir,1938) * Comet Over Broadway (dir,1938) * Broadway Serenade (dir finale,1939) * They Made Me a Criminal (dir,1939) * Fast and Furious (dir,1939) * Babes in Arms (dir,1939) * The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow's dance-cut,1939)
1940sForty Little Mothers (dir,1940) * Strike Up The Band (dir,1940) * Blonde Inspiration (dir,1941) * Lady Be Good (dir mus nmbrs,1941) * Ziegfeld Girl (dir mus nmbrs,1941) * Babes on Broadway (dir,1941) * For Me and My Gal (dir,1942) * Calling All Girls (chor & dir mus nmbrs,1942) * Born to Sing (dir finale,1942) * Cabin in the Sky (dir "Shine" seq,1943) * The Gang's All Here (dir & chor,1943) * Three Cheers for the Girls (chor,1943) * Girl Crazy (dir."I Got Rhythm",1943) * All Star Musical Revue (dir mus nmbrs,1945) * Cinderella Jones (dir,1946) * Romance on the High Seas (chor,1948) * Take Me Out to the Ball Game (dir,1949)
1950sAnnie Get Your Gun (dir-cut,1950) * Big Town (dir TV series,1950) * Weeks With Love (chor,1950) * Call Me Mister (chor,1950) * Ticket to Broadway (chor,1951) * Million Dollar Mermaid (chor,1952) * Small Town Girl (chor,1953) * Easy to Love (chor,1953) * Rose Marie (chor,1954)
1960sBilly Rose's Jumbo (chor & dir 2nd unit,1962)

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