Veteran Choreographer Michael Kidd Dies

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Michael Kidd, a choreographer for Broadway shows and Hollywood movies, died of cancer on Sunday.


And we have to tell you this morning also that the man who coached Marlon Brando's feet in "Guys and Dolls" has died.

Choreographer Michael Kidd died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He'd work with stars of both stage and screen winning five Tony Awards and an Oscar, although he is perhaps most famous for the barn racing sequence featuring dancing lumberjacks in the film "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."

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