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Choreographer Gillian Lynne Dies

Choreographer Gillian Lynne Dies

The Olivier Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Pressroom By ItzKingFran123 [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons Featuring: Gillian Lynne Where: London, United Kingdom When: 28 Apr 2013 Credit: Daniel Deme/
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LONDON (CelebrityAccess) Gillian Lynne, 92, famed choreographer and producer, died at the Princess Grace Hospital in London last night, according to a tweet by her husband, actor Peter Land.

Lynne “leaves behind a huge legacy and is adored by many,” Land said. She worked with Andrew Lloyd Weber on many of his most famous works, including “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera.”

Lynne’s resume includes a career in theatre, film and television, including directing more than 60 productions in the West End of London and Broadway. Somew of the titles are “The Roar of the Greasepaint,” “Pickwick,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and “My Fair Lady.” She worked on televesion specials for acts like Ray Charles, Perry Como and Petula Clark.

Last month, Lloyd Weber renamed his New London Theatre as The Gillian Lynne Theatre, making it the first venue in the city’s theatre district to be named after a woman. Lights in the theatre district are expected to be dimmed for one minute tonight as a dedication to Lynne.

Lynne began her career as a soloist with Sadler’s Wells Ballet in 1944.

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