Frankie Manning KING of Swing Dancing Dies...

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  1. HellsKitchenmanNYC

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    Workin' up a good pot of mad!
    I had the great pleasure to take a class on the "Flying Lindy" from him. As a member of the original "Whitey's Lindy Hoppers" he will forever be immortalized on film in a short featuring the dancers swinging to Duke Ellington's "Cottontail" We will miss you. THank you for sharing your gift to the world. We will miss you...
     
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    You did the aerials class? Brava!
     
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    Workin' up a good pot of mad!

    Mind you, that was almost 20 years ago! LOL!
     
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    My god, that man had a shuffle.
    I notice he danced in Spike Lee's Malcolm X.
    That would put him at about 76, I guess, when the movie was made. Must rent it again.
    That NY Daily News article mentions that a documentary about him, Julie Cohen's Frankie Manning: Still Swinging, will premiere on "Ch. 13" on May 21st.
    I wonder what network that would be.
    I'd love to watch it.
     
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    If the Daily News mentioned Ch 13 it will be a PBS station. You might be able to view on their website.
     
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    Should be possible, HK.
    Thanks, doll.
    :smile:
     
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    Either way that's a grand thing to have on your resume: classes w/frankie!
     
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    Just an FYI. The PBS special on Frankie is on now and it's AMAZING!
     
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