Bennett, Michael

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Michael Bennett
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Name
Bennett, Michael Gender: M
DiFiglia, Michael Bennett
born on 8 April 1943 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Buffalo NY, USA, 42n53, 78w53
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 17°47' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 01°45 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 15°22'



Biography

American dancer and showman who began dancing at an early age. He was the originator, co-producer, choreographer and director of "A Chorus Line," 1975, which became the longest-running show on Broadway in September 1983. Six years and seven months later, the show that had sold 22 million tickets worldwide in eight years took its final bow. He won Tony awards in 1974, 1979, 1982 and 1984, plus the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1976.

He married the star of the show, dancer Donna McKechnie, in 12/1977; the marriage foundered in a few months. Throughout his life, his health was always good, although he was a heavy smoker, drank and did some recreational drugs.

Revered as a showman, Bennett's own star was tarnished in revelations about his personal life. In Kevin Kelly's biography," One Singular Sensation," 1990, he is portrayed as a paranoid, manipulative egomaniac. Another new book, "On the Line" points out his mercurial personality and hard-driving work style but also notes his loyalty, humor and magnetism.

Bennett died of AIDS on 7/02/1987, 7:45 MST, Tucson, AZ.

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Events

  • Death by Disease 2 July 1987 (AIDS, age 44)
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  • Work : Prize 1974 (Tony)
  • Work : Prize 1979 (Tony)
  • Work : Prize 1982 (Tony)
  • Work : Prize 1984 (Tony)
  • Relationship : Marriage December 1977 (Donna McKechnie)
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  • Work : End Major Project 28 April 1990 (Final curtain of "A Chorus Line.")
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  • Work : Prize 1976 (Pulitzer prize)

Source Notes

Emylu L. Hughes quotes B.C. from his mom

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (Pro)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Chorus Line)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Aids (Terminal)
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Four)
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (For Drama)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Chorus Line)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One brief)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Few months marriage)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (Created longest-running show on Broadway)

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