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Marc Breaux

Louisiana Legends

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2000-08-18

Duration: 00:26:40

Subjects: Breaux, Marc | Dance | Choreographers | Kidd, Michael, 1915-2007 | Meisner, Sanford | Acting | Wood, Dee Dee | Gennaro, Peter, 1919-2000 | Astaire, Fred | Mary Poppins (Motion picture)

Contributors:

  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Breaux, Marc Interviewee

Description

This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from August 18, 2000, features an interview with Marc Breaux conducted by Gus Weill. Breaux, a native of Carencro, was a dancer and choreographer for several films, including “Mary Poppins,” “The Sound of Music,” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” He discusses: learning English at age six in Lafayette; taking music lessons; his move to New York and subsequent discovery; getting his start in choreography with Michael Kidd; his work on the “Fred Waring Show”; studying acting under Sandy Meisner; meeting his wife, choreographer Dee Dee Wood; his friendship with Louisiana choreographer Peter Gennaro; his experience directing Fred Astaire; choreographing “Mary Poppins”; his recent health problems; the importance of family; and his advice to those starting out in show business.