Dancer and choreographer who have popularized a Harlem-based kind of jazz and golf swing dance called the “Lindy Hop.” His dance troupe people, the Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, had been active through the 1930s and early 1940s. The boy of the dancer mom, he began dance when he was a kid. Thirty years after quitting his early dance profession to function for america Postal Assistance, he came back to his first passion by getting an internationally-renowned dance trainer. He was created in Florida and elevated in NEW YORK. His first relationship produced two kids: Marion Cost and Frank Manning Jr. His various other boy, Chazz Youthful, also got a career being a choreographer and dancer. He and Wade Robson both got successful professions as choreographers.
|1||Also, has a son from a previous relationship.|
|2||Father of Charles Young, Frank Manning and Marion Price.|
|3||Won Broadway's 1989 Tony Award as Best Choreographer for "Black and Blue", along with his collaborators Cholly Atkins, Henry LeTang and Fayard Nicholas.|
|4||Served in WW2, at one point was stationed in Paupa, New Guinea|
|5||Performed the first "airstep" (aerial maneuver) in a dance competition, forever changing swing dancing.|
|6||Used to dance at the Savoy Ballroom, in New York, and was friends with great jazz musicians and singers, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Webb, Duke Ellington and Count Basie.|
|7||Was a charter member of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, a dance performance team that performed in movies, like Hellzapoppin' (1941).|
|8||Teaching Lindy-Hop dancing all over the world since the 1980s.|
|Hellzapoppin'||1941||Dancer (as Harlem Congeroos)|
|The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America||2012||Documentary||Himself|
|The Florence Henderson Show||2008-2009||TV Series||Himself|
|The Spirit Moves Part 1: A History of Black Social Dance on Film, 1900 - 1986||2008||Video||Himself|
|Swing Invasion||2005||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|This Joint Is Jumpin'||2001||TV Movie documentary||Dance Instructor|
|The 43rd Annual Tony Awards||1989||TV Special||Himself - Winner: Best Choreography|
|Dancing the Big Apple 1937: African Americans Inspire a National Craze||2009||Video documentary short||Himself|
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