Ernest O. Flatt Biography (1918-1995)
Full name, Ernest Orville Flatt; born October 30, 1918, in Denver, CO; died of an aortic hemorrhage, June 10, 1995, in Taos, NM. Dancer, choreographer, and director. Flatt was perhaps best known for his work as a dance choreographer: he won a Christopher Award for his work on the The Garry Moore Show in 1961; that year he also won a Golden Rose Award and an Emmy for the television special Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, and a second Emmy Award for The Carol Burnett Show in 1971. Flatt made his debut as a dancer in the 1947 production of Oklahoma! in Los Angeles, California, and next danced in both An American in Paris and 1952's Singin' in the Rain with Gene Kelly. Flatt later choreographed the 1956 movie version of Anything Goes released by Paramount Pictures, and worked in numerous television series in the 1950s and 1960s choreographing the "Ernie Flatt Dancers" for their performances on The Entertainers, The Judy Garland Show, and The Steve Lawrence Show. Flatt was associate producer of Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall in 1961, and producer of The Jimmy Dean Show in 1970. His work further encompassed six years with The Garry Moore Show, and nine years with The Carol Burnett Show. In the late 1970s and 1980sFlatt choreographed various Broadway shows including Sugar Babies, Honky TonkNights, and a Canadian production of Durante in 1989-90.
- dancer, choreographer, director
- Birth Details
- October 30, 1918
- Denver, Colorado, United States
- Death Details
- June 10, 1995
- Taos, New Mexico, United States
- Who's Who in America, 49th edition, Marquis, 1994.
- Who's Who in Entertainment, Marquis, 1992.
- Washington Post, June 17, 1995, p. H10.