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date: 29 September 2020

Littlefield, Catherinelocked

(16 September 1905–19 November 1951)
  • Doris Hering

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Littlefield, Catherine (16 September 1905–19 November 1951), choreographer and artistic director, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of James E. Littlefield, a newsreel pioneer, and Caroline Doebele. At the age of three she began study in her mother’s newly opened ballet school. Despite limited formal training, Littlefield’s mother was a prolific choreographer. In 1919 she was engaged to stage the production numbers for a musical called ...

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