Blackwell, Charles "Charley", 1973 November 13
Scope and Contents
Charles Allen "Charley" Blackwell lectured at the University of Connecticut on 11/13/1973 (2015-0002/RR104).
- 1973 November 13
- Blackwell, Charles (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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Biographical / Historical
Actor and producer Charles Allen "Charley" Blackwell attended Oberlin College and upon graduation toured with the Pearl Primus School of African dance, traveling to Europe, Africa, and Israel. Upon returning to the United States, Blackwell was a solo dancer in the production of Fanny. Blackwell later transitioned to stage management where he worked for thirty years, managing and producing such shows as Promises, Promises, Sugar, The Wiz, Sunday in the Park with George, and Jerome Robbin's Broadway.
Blackwell was nominated for a Tony Award as author of the book that became the musical The Tap Dance Kid. Blackwell also wrote the screenplay for "A Piece of the Action," which starred Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier. Mr. Blackwell died in June 1995.
[https://www.nytimes.com/1995/06/06/obituaries/charles-allen-blackwell-dancer-and-stage-manager-66.html# / https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0085883/]
1 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recording) : RR 104 1 reel, Side A-0:51:04, Side B-0:52; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.
Language of Materials
From the Series: English
- African American actors Subject Source: Fast
- African American dancers Subject Source: Fast
- African Americans Subject Source: Fast
- African Americans in popular culture Subject Source: Fast
- African Americans in the performing arts Subject Source: Fast
- Black Experience in the Arts Course (University of Connecticut) -- Sound recordings Subject Source: Local sources
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