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Busby Berkeley
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Sex:M
Age:80
Birth Date:November 29, 1895
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
Chinese Sign: -
Birth Name:William Berkeley Enos
Birth Place:Los Angeles, CA
Died Date:March 14, 1976
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Occupation:Hollywood director, choreographer/Director

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BUSBY BERKELEY
Busby Berkeley

Biography:Busby Berkeley (November 29, 1895-March 14, 1976), born William Berkeley Enos in Los Angeles, California, was a highly influential Hollywood movie director and musical choreographer.

Berkeley was famous for his complex musical production numbers that often involved complex geometric patterns. Berkeley's quintessential works used legions of showgirls and props as geometric elements in elaborate production numbers. He started up as a theatrical director, just as many other movie directors. Unlike many of them at that time, he felt that a camera should be allowed mobility, and he framed shots carefully from unusual angles to allow movie audiences to see things from perspectives that the theatrical stage never could provide. This is why he played an enormous role in establishing the movie musical as a category in its own right.

Berkeley's drive for perfection led to a number of well-publicised run-ins with MGM stars such as Judy Garland. In 1943, he was removed as director of Girl Crazy because of disagreements with Garland, although the lavish musical number "I Got Rhythm", which he directed, remained in the picture. (Hugh Fordin, The World of Entertainment: The Freed Unit at MGM, 1975)

Berkeley died in Palm Springs, California at the age of 80 from natural causes.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Busby Berkeley's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: November 29, 1895

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Busby Berkeley's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: November 29, 2010

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

 

 

 

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