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Actor Ted Shawn

Ted Shawn

  • Birth name:

    Edwin Myers Shawn

  • Date of Birth:

    Kansas City, Missouri, USA

  • Height:

    6' (1.83 m)


Ted Shawn was born in 1891. In his early 20s, he was dancing professionally in Los Angeles. Teamed with Norma Gould he starred in a 1912 film for Thomas Edison entitled "The Dance of the Ages." In 1914, he met and married dance star Ruth St. Denis. They became a huge hit on the theater circuit and started the famous Denishawn dance school in Los Angeles. Among their pupils were movie stars, Lillian Gish and Louise Glaum. D.W. Griffith hired Shawn and St. Denis to choreograph and appear in his f... more

Ted Shawn Filmography

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