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Frankie Manning
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Age:96
Birth Date:May 26, 1914
Astrology Sign:Gemini
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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FRANKIE MANNING
Frankie Manning

Biography:Frankie Manning in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 26, 1914, is an American dancer, instructor and choreographer. Manning is considered to be one of the founding fathers of Lindy Hop.

He frequented Harlem's Savoy Ballroom in the 1930s, eventually becoming a dancer in the elite and presitigious "Kat's Korner", a corner of the dance floor in which impromptu exhibitions and competitions took place. During a dance contest in 1935, Manning and his partner Freda Washington performed the first aerial in a swing dance competition.

In 1935, Herbert White organized the top Savoy Ballroom Dancers into a professional performance group which was eventually named Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. Frankie created the troup's first ensemble Lindy Hop routines and functioned as the group's defacto choreographer, although without that title. The troup toured extensively and made several films. After the group disbanded, Frankie settled into a career with the United States Postal Service.

Frankie Manning was influential in the swing revival of the 1980s. A group of Swedish dancers had made a trip to Harlem for the express purpose of finding any living African American swing dancers who could show them the elements of the dance. They first discovered Al Minns, who, like Frankie, had been a member of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. Frankie was rediscovered following Minns's death, and he became the preeminent swing teacher for a new generation.

Frankie Manning received the Tony Award for co-choreography of the Broadway musical Black and Blue.

In recent years, Frankie Manning's annual birthday celebrations have drawn together dancers and instructors from all over the world. His 80th birthday was commemorated by a weekend long celebration in New York City; his 85th culminated in a sold out party at New York's Roseland Ballroom, where a pair of his dance shoes were placed in a showcase along with those of dancers such as Fred Astaire. A dedicated cruise was organized for his 90th birthday, and for his birthday dance he followed his custom of dancing with one woman for every year of his life, partnering 90 women in succession.


Chinese Horoscope for Frankie Manning
Includes characteristics and Vices
Frankie Manning's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 26, 1914 - February 13, 1915
Birthday: May 26, 1914

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Fervor
Bravery
Magnetism
Good Luck
Benevolence
Authority
Vices:
Impetuosity
Hotheadedness
Disobedience
Swagger
Intemperance
Itinerancy


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Frankie Manning's Personality Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Personality Card

Birthday: May 26, 1914

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

Frankie Manning's Character Tarot Card The Magician - Character Card

Birthday: May 26, 1914

Creative initiative, skill and opportunities for new ventures.


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

Frankie Manning's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: May 26, 2010

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

 

 

 

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