June 1, 2004

June Taylor Takes Her Final Bow.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:07 pm

June Taylor, the five-time Emmy Award Winning Choreographer, died in Florida at age 86. Making her television debut in 1948 with the June Taylor Dancers on Ed Sullivan’s “Toast of the Town” program, she was most famous for her choreography on Jackie Gleason’s “Cavalcade of Stars” in the 50’s and 60’s. After decades of success on the Jackie Gleason Show, Ms. Taylor worked from 1978 through 1990 as the choreographer for the Miami Dolphins’ Cheerleaders

I recall being a little boy watching the June Taylor Dancers on the eighteen-inch black and white TV with my dad and looking with wonderment at the undulating and ever-changing geometric forms created by the dancers as they were being broadcast from an overhead camera. It all seemed so hi-tech and complex then.

Now, I miss the simplicity of it all.

May she rest in peace.

1 Comment »

  1. A little travelling music Sammy … and away we go.

    Comment by cousin gary — June 2, 2004 @ 8:11 am

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