Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Freddie Carpenter Biography (1908-1989)
Born February 15, 1908, in Melbourne, Australia; died of cancer, January 19,1989, in London, England; son of James and Jean (Dunstone) Carpenter.
- dancer, choreographer, director
- Birth Details
- February 15, 1908
- Melbourne, Australia
- Death Details
- January 19, 1989
- London, England
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES; DANCER
- STAGE DEBUT--Chorus, The Rise of Rosie O'Reilly, Princess Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, 1924.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Young King, Almanac, Erlanger Theatre, 1928.
- LONDON DEBUT--Dancer with Frances Mann, Palladium Theatre, 1929.
- Follow a Star, Winter Garden Theatre, London, 1930.
- Bow Bells, Hippodrome Theatre, London, 1932.
- Yours Sincerely, Daly's Theatre, London, 1934.
- That Certain Something, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1934.
- Let's Go Gay, Embassy Theatre, then Shaftesbury Theatre, both London, 1935.
- Cinderella, Coliseum Theatre, London, 1936.
- I'd Rather Be Right, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1937.
Credits; STAGE WORK
- Choreographer, Tulip Time, Alhambra Theatre, London, 1935.
- choreographer, The Dancing Years, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1939.
- choreographer, Lady Behave, His Majesty's Theatre, London, 1941.
- choreographer, The Love Racket, Victoria Palace Theatre, London, 1943.
- director, Danny La Rue at the Palace, Palace Theatre, London, 1970.
- director, The Danny La Rue Show, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1973.
- director, Hans Andersen, Palladium Theatre, London, 1974.
- director, Irene, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1976.
- Also choreographer, Life Begins at Oxford Circus, London, 1935; choreographer, The Town Talks and Mother Goose, both London, 1936; choreographer, AndOn We Go, London, 1937; choreographer, Maritza and Bobby Get Your Gun, both London, 1938; choreographer, Funny Side Up, London, 1939; choreographer, Up and Doing and Present Arms, both London, 1940; choreographer, The Lilac Domino,London, 1944; choreographer, Irene, The Gaieties, and Big Boy, all London, 1945; director, Follow the Girls, Australia, 1946; director, The Dancing Yearsand Love Is My Reason, both London, 1947; director, Limelight and Serenade,both London, 1948; director, The Lilac Domino and The Sleeping Beauty, both London, 1949. Choreographer, Dear Miss Phoebe, London, 1952; director, Belindaand Sally, both London, 1952; director, One Fair Daughter, London, 1953; director, The Billy Barnes Revue, Rose Marie, and A Wish for Jaime, all London,1960; director, A Love for Jaime, London, 1962; director, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Melbourne, Australia, 1963; director, Never Too Late, Melbourne, 1964; director, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sydney, Australia, 1964; director, The World of Jaime, London, 1967; director, Let's Get Swinging and Queen Passionella, both London, 1968; director, The Corbett Follies and The Tommy Cooper Show, both London, 1969; director,Cinderella, Manchester, U.K., 1970; director, Charlie Girl, Melbourne, 1971;director, Cinderella, Coventry, U.K., 1971; director, No, No Nanette, Melbourne, 1972; director, Cowardly Custard, South Africa, 1973; director, Irene, Sydney, 1974; director, The Ronnie Corbett Revue, Paignton, U.K., 1975; director, Queen Daniella, London, 1975; director, Something's Afoot, Hong Kong, 1978; director, The Danny La Rue Show, Scarborough, U.K., 1978.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Dancer, Lavender, U.K. cities, 1931.
- director, The Merry Widow, U.K. cities, 1959.
- director, Kind Sir, U.K. cities, 1961.
- director, A Touch of Tartan, U.K. cities, 1963.
- director, The Danny La Rue Show, Australian cities, 1979.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Dance director, Easy Money, General Film Distributors, 1948.
Credits; FILM WORK; CHOREOGRAPHER
- Carnival, General Film Distributors, 1946.
- (with George King and Leontine Sagan) Showtime (also known Gaiety George), Warner Brothers/English Films Inc., 1948.
- The Winslow Boy, Eagle-Lion, 1950.
- My Heart Goes Crazy (also known as London Town), United Artists, 1953.
Credits; TELEVISION WORK; SPECIALS
- Choreographer, Sir Winston Churchill: Ninety Years On, British television, 1964.
- Also associate producer, The Noel Coward Revue.
- choreographer, The Jimmy Tarbuck Show.
- A Wish for Jaime, 1960.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- Variety, January 25-31, 1989.