Katherine Dunham, R.I.P. – Cause of Death, Date of Death, Age and Birthday

The Dancer Katherine Dunham passed away at age 96; this age of death has to be considered astounding. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Katherine Dunham and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Choreographer, dancer, and anthropologist all in one, she collected ethnic, ritualistic dances, re-interpreted and staged them.

She married John Pratt, a theatrical designer, who worked with her in 1938 at the Chicago Federal Theatre Project and became her artistic partner.

How did Katherine Dunham die?

Katherine Dunham's death was caused by Natural Causes.

Information about the death of Katherine Dunham
Cause of deathNatural Causes
Age of death96 years
ProfessionDancer
BirthdayJune 22, 1909
Death dateMay 21, 2006
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A

Quotes by Katherine Dunham

Black people should have recognition for themselves and their backgrounds and their relationships with other people in the world and thus lose some of their alienation. This museum has certainly stood for that in this town.

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The older I grow the more I see the influence of my family on my life. I didn’t always see it. It was up to our parents to see that we had our education in a town that hadn’t yet realized what racial prejudice was but actually knew and practiced it on occasion.

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We have a group of friends of the museum who try to raise, if they can, periodically something to help us. Of course, the main thing about a building like this is its upkeep. It needs central heating and it needs central air conditioning.

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You know, this isn’t theatre like it used to be.

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A creative person has to create. It doesn’t really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on.

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