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Sammy Lee (I) (1890–1968)

Sammy Lee will best be remembered for his great contributions as Dance Director of many important musicals during Hollywood's golden age. He first acheived fame in New York as dance director of the highly successful Ziegfeld Follies of 1927. After contributing dance routines for Ziegfeld's famous productions "Showboat", "Rio Rita", and the last of... See full bio »

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 1946 Abilene Town (choreographer)
 1945 Out of This World (choreographer)
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities (choreographer)
 1944 Carolina Blues (choreographer)
 1944 Maisie Goes to Reno (dance director - uncredited)
 1944 Meet the People (dance director)
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor (dance director)
 1942 Cairo (dance director)
 1942 Jackass Mail (dance director)
 1942 Born to Sing (choreographer)
 1941 Washington Melodrama (dances)
 1940 Hullabaloo (dance routines)
 1940 The House Across the Bay (choreographer)
 1939 Honolulu (dance director)
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town (dances staged by)
 1937 Heidi (dances staged by - uncredited)
 1937 The Life of the Party (dances staged by)
 1937 New Faces of 1937 (dances staged by)
 1936 Can This Be Dixie? (dances staged by)
 1936 Under Your Spell (dances staged by)
 1936 Star for a Night (choreographer)
 1936 King of Burlesque (dance ensembles)
 1935 Dante's Inferno (dance staged by)
 1934 Bright Eyes (number staged by)
 1934 365 Nights in Hollywood (creator: musical numbers) / (stager: musical numbers)
 1934 Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (numbers staged by)
 1934 Caravane (choreographer: folk dances)
 1934 Call It Luck (dance director)
 1934 Baby, Take a Bow (dance direction)
 1934 The Big Idea (Short) (dance director)
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer! (dances staged by)
 1934 Jailbirds of Paradise (Short) (choreographer)
 1934 Roast-Beef and Movies (Short) (choreographer - uncredited)
 1934 Caravan (choreographer: folk dance sequence - uncredited)
 1933 I Am Suzanne! (choreographer - uncredited)
 1933 Dancing Lady (ensembles director)
 1933 My Lips Betray (dance director)
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood (dance director)
 1933 Arizona to Broadway (dance director)
 1933 It's Great to Be Alive (choreographer)
 1933 Life in the Raw (choreographer)
 1933 Nertsery Rhymes (Short) (choreographer - uncredited)
 1933 Best of Enemies (dance director)
 1933 Adorable (dance director)
 1933 Hot Pepper (dance ensembles)
 1931 Ambitious People (Short) (choreography)
 1930 Monsieur Le Fox (choreographer)
 1930 A Lady's Morals (dances staged by)
 1930 Those Three French Girls (dances staged by)
 1930 Men of the North (dances staged by)
 1930 Love in the Rough (dances staged by)
 1930 Doughboys (dances staged by)
 1930 Good News (dances stager)
 1930 Estrellados (choreographer)
 1930 The Lady of Scandal (dances staged by)
 1930 Children of Pleasure (dances staged by)
 1930 Free and Easy (dances staged by)
 1930 Lord Byron of Broadway (dances staged by)
 1930 They Learned About Women (dances staged by)
 1930 The Woman Racket (dances staged by)
 1930 Chasing Rainbows (dance director)
 1929 It's a Great Life (dance director)
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (dances and ensembles)
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Stage: Choreographer for the George Gershwin musical "Lady Be Good" on Broadway, 1924. See more »


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