Emile Ardolino (Emile Ardolino)

Emile Ardolino

Motion Picture Director. He spent his career presenting the art of classical dance on film and on stage. His best known work is the hit movie “Dirty Dancing,” which he directed. He also produced the Joffrey Ballet’s rendition of “Astarte,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and “Oh! Calcutta!,” for which he won an Obie award. He caught on film some of the finest work of the world’s premiere dancers and choreographers in the Dance in America and Live from Lincoln Center series, for which he won a total of 17 Emmy Awards. In 1983 he won an Oscar for Best Documentary for “He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’.” He also produced another hit with the Whoopi Goldberg film “Sister Act” (1992). He also produced the version of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” and the acclaimed television movie “Gypsy”, which was adapted from a famous Broadway musical. (bio by: Fan of the Site) Cause of death: AIDS related


  • May, 09, 1943
  • USA


  • November, 11, 1993
  • USA

Cause of Death

  • AIDS related


  • Saint John Cemetery
  • USA

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