History Creator / BusbyBerkeley

5th Nov '16 7:47:03 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Gold Diggers of 1935'', ''Gold Diggers of 1937''

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* ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Gold Diggers of 1935'', ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1935'', ''Gold Diggers of 1937''
23rd Aug '16 7:25:05 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Dames}''

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23rd Aug '16 7:05:52 PM jamespolk
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Busby Berkeley (November 29, 1895 - March 14, 1976), born William Berkeley Enos, was a film director and choreographer best known for his trademark of [[BusbyBerkeleyNumber forming large groups of dancers into intricate geometric patterns, usually filmed from overhead]]. He is best known for his films produced during the Great Depression.

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Busby Berkeley (November 29, 1895 - March 14, 1976), born William Berkeley Enos, was a film director and choreographer best known for his trademark of [[BusbyBerkeleyNumber forming large groups of dancers into intricate geometric patterns, usually filmed from overhead]].

He is best known for his films produced during the Great Depression.
Depression. Berkeley was choreographer or "director of musical numbers" on many of the most famous musicals made in the 1930s. Later in his career he got occasional non-musical directing gigs, like the 1939 drama ''They Made Me a Criminal'' with John Garfield.



* ''Dames''

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* ''Dames''''Film/{{Dames}''
10th Aug '15 4:17:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''FootlightParade''

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* ''FootlightParade''''Film/FootlightParade''
27th Jan '15 6:44:59 PM DragonQuestZ
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!!Films featuring his work:

* ''Whoopee!'' (1930), Berkeley's first film
* ''Film/FortySecondStreet''
* ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Gold Diggers of 1935'', ''Gold Diggers of 1937''
* ''FootlightParade''
* ''Dames''
* ''The Gangs All Here''
* ''Million Dollar Mermaid'' (Berkeley only worked on two Esther Williams films; this is one of them.)
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31st Aug '12 2:45:51 PM FELH2
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Busby Berkeley (November 29, 1895 - March 14, 1976), born William Berkeley Enos, was a film director and choreographer best known for his trademark of [[BusbyBerkeleyNumber forming large groups of dancers into intricate geometric patterns, usually filmed from overhead]]. He is best known for his films produced during the Great Depression.

Today any scene depicting large groups of people choreographed into intricate, highly disciplined routines and patterns is an homage to Busby Berkeley.
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