Person - Berkeley, Busby (1895-1976)

Berkeley, Busby (1895-1976)




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Los Ángeles (California, Estados Unidos)  1895-11-29 - California (Estados Unidos)  1976-03-14


Busby Berkeley was an American film director and choreographer.

He made his artistic debut at the age of 5. During the First World War he was artillery lieutenant. Along the twenties, Berkeley was dance director in many Broadway musicals, where he started to like show business and took it to the cinema. He took his popularity as choreographer to the cinema, where he signed up three musicals with Warner Brothers in 1933: "42nd street", "Footlight Parade" and "Gold Diggers of 1933". He later started, at warner's side, with the direction of a drama: "They made me a criminal" (1939). He worked along his life with great stars and companies like Judy Garland in MGM. In 1943, he directed "The Gang's All Here" with 20th Century Fox. But he stood out and was best known for the musical performances in his movies. The most famous ones were "I got rhythm" or "Lady in the Tutti-Frutti hat". His last movie as choreographer was "Billy Rose's Jumbo" (1962).

He died in Palm Springs the 14th March 976 at the age of 80.



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Los Ángeles (California, Estados Unidos) in 1895-11-29

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California (Estados Unidos) in 1976-03-14

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