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Marc PlattHappy 100th birthday!


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#1 volcanohunter

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:01 AM

Today is the 100th birthday of Marc Platt, founding member of the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo and the original Dream Curly in Oklahoma!, who is probably best known for playing Daniel Pontipee in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Marcel LePlat was born in Pasadena, CA, on December 2, 1913.

 



#2 sandik

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:14 PM

Oh, what fun -- thanks so much for the link!



#3 diane

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:03 PM

I agree, a wonderful antidote to the grey, wet and cold! Thanks!

 

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#4 sandik

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:51 PM

The film Tonight and Every Night was based on the Windmill Theater, which was a variety house in London that was famous for never closing its doors during the Blitz -- it's been the subject of a couple other films, including the (fairly) recent Mrs Henderson Presents.



#5 Paul Parish

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:51 PM

WONDERFUL link, thanks so much for posting that!

 

What a guy. I saw him last when he received his Isadora DUncan Award for lifetime achievement a couple of years back in San Francisco.

 

He's always so gracious.



#6 Helene

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:54 AM

We may get to celebrate his birthday again in two years:  the year-of-birth on the Ballets Russes documentary website is 1915, but that's probably from the same source as "Platoff."  (There's no direct link.)

 

100th Birthday bash for Marc Platt in Mill Valley, CA this Sunday



#7 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:23 PM

Wow...he is even older than the late great Franklin and Mrs. Alonso-(93).Happy Birthday Mr.Platoff! (Is he the oldest surviving member of the troupe?

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:41 AM

Amazing clip. Thanks!



#9 Swanilda8

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:59 AM

Also wanted to add - that split from the end is pure Nicholas Brothers, only two years after their Stormy Weather routine hit the theaters.

 



#10 sandik

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:18 AM

Ah, the Nicholas Brothers -- they were much more influential than they get credit for now.



#11 diane

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:45 PM

Wow. Pretty amazing.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:23 PM

I didn't realize he lived in my old stomping grounds - MV, though I knew he was doing drama shows with the Marin Civic Theatre. The Ballet Russes dancers seem to live a long time. Must have been the lack of food.  ;)



#13 Amy Reusch

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 05:40 PM

I think it was the frequent practice they put in expressing vitality...


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