Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham bio

Birth Name: Katherine Mary Dunham

Occupation: Dancer

Place Of Birth: Glen Ellyn

Date Of Birth: June 22, 1909

Date Of Death: May 21, 2006

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Multiracial

Nationality: American

Katherine Dunham was born on the 22nd of June, 1909. She was popular for being a Dancer. Choreographer, dancer, and anthropologist all in one, she collected ethnic, ritualistic dances, re-interpreted and staged them.

Katherine Dunham was born in Glen Ellyn. She did not start to train in formal dancing until her late teens, and her interest in it became more academic after learning in school the centrality of dance to native African cultures. At a time when African Americans were still battling blatant racism, she ran her own Katherine Dunham Dance Company, a self-supported organization that performed for decades.

Katherine Dunham was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Katherine Dunham was born in 1900s. Discover what happened on this day.

Katherine Mary Dunham is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Katherine’s Katherine Mary Dunham attended BA Social Anthropology, University of Chicago (1936), Northwestern University, Administrator: Founder, Dunham School of Dance and Theater, Manhattan (1945-).


Katherine Dunham’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Katherine Dunham’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Katherine Dunham kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Katherine Dunham was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Katherine Mary Dunham
RELIGION: Methodist
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Katherine Dunham was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Katherine Dunham was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Katherine Dunham had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Katherine Dunham’s birth sign is Cancer and she had a ruling planet of Moon.

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