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Broadway Actress And Choreographer, Ann Reinking Dies At 71

Broadway actress, dancer, and choreographer, Ann Reinking is dead. The talented entertainer passed away on Saturday 12th December at the age of 71.

Broadway Actress And Choreographer, Ann Reinking Dies At 71

Her sister-in-law Dahrla King confirmed the news to Variety on Monday. “The world and our family have lost a vibrant, amazing talent and beautiful soul. Ann was the heart of our family and the life of the party. She was visiting our brother in Washington state when she went to sleep and never woke up. We will miss her more than we can say. Heaven has the best choreographer available now. I’m sure they are dancing up a storm up there! Annie, we will love and miss you always!!!.” The late performer’s family said in a statement.

Born in Seattle, Reinking dedicated her professional life to dance at an early age, making her Broadway debut in “Cabaret” at 19 in 1969. She went on to perform in “Coco, Wild and Wonderful, Over Here!”, “Goodtime Charley”, for which she received a Tony nomination, “A Chorus Line”, “Sweet Charity”, and “Pippin”, where she first met the show’s director Bob Fosse in 1972.

 

Reinking joined “Chicago” in 1977 as Roxie Hart, replacing Gwen Verdon, and would go on to reprise the role in the show’s 1996 revival, for which she received a Tony Award for Best Choreography. In 1979.

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Ann Reinking also graced the silver screen in Mickie + Maude, “Movie Movie”, and the film version of the musical “Annie”. In 2001, Reinking won an Olivier Award for Best Choreography for the West End production of “Fosse”, a musical revue dedicated to the late choreographer’s work, co-created with Richard Maltby Jr. and Chet Walker. Reinking is survived by her husband, Peter Talbert, and son, Chris.

 

 

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