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Charles Walters
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Choreographer
    (November 17, 1911-August 13, 1962)
    Born in Pasadena, California
    Dance Director at MGM
    Choreographed 'Presenting Lily Mars (1943),' 'Barry Was a Lady (1943),' 'Best Foot Forward (1943),' 'Girl Crazy (1943),' 'Broadway Rhythm (1944),' 'Meet Me in St. Louis (1944),' 'Till the Clouds Roll By (1946),' and 'Gigi (1958)'
    Directed 'Good News (1947),' 'Easter Parade (1948),' 'The Barkleys of Broadway (1949),' 'Summer Stock (1950),' 'Lili (1953),' 'Torch Song (1953),' 'High Society (1956),' and 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)'
    He had a reputation as a 'women's director.'
    His work on 'Annie Get Your Gun,' 'Gaslight,' and 'King of Kings' all went uncredited.
    Several of the films he directed went on to become camp classics with cult followings, such as 'Torch Song' with Joan Crawford (which went on to be famously parodied on The Carol Burnett Show).
    He choreographed several popular Esther Williams musicals.
    He danced in two Cole Porter musicals on Broadway ('Du Barry Was a Lady' and 'Let's Face It').
    He directed Leslie Caron and Debbie Reynolds to Oscar nominations.
    He choreographed the 'Get Happy' dance number in Summer Stock, which the American Film Institute ranked #61 in its 100 Greatest Movie Songs.
    He was openly gay and was with his life partner for over forty years.
    He transitioned from a Broadway and film choreographer to a full motion picture director.

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