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Friday, 23 February 2007

George Carden, dancer

Revised 19 May 2009
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SYDNEY - Choreographer and dancer George Carden died yesterday aged 67. He was born in 1913 and grew up at a sheep station near Moree. At an early age he began to dance and was in many J. C. Williamson shows. He left for London in 1938 and became principal dancer for the famous Windmill Theatre. He was choreographer of the Palladium Theatre in London for 13 years. He returned to Australia to choreograph "Elizabeth and Robert" and directed and choreographed the Australian production of "Call Me Madam.
- Adelaide Advertiser, March 14th, 1981.
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The above was posted in 2007. In 2009 it was discovered that on the website of the National Library of Australia he is mentioned as George Carden (George Jones). No wonder his birth registration or connection with any other Cardens could not be found. Carden was a much better stage name than Jones!
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2 comments:

joy savill said...

I WAS MUSICAL DIRECTOR IN THE LATE SEVENTIES FOR FRANK STRAIN'S BULL& BUSH COMEDY THEATRE RESTAURANT IN KINGS CROSS, SYDNEY, WHERE GEORGE CARDEN WAS CHOROEGRAPHER., WHOSE WORK I ADMIRED AND RESPECTED. JOY SAVILL

colin blackman said...

i work with George in the ENSEMBLE'S production of " LUTHER" George was a real fun guy, and when he and COLIN CROFT were on stage with one another you can be assured of watching two troopers from the old school. They both had a wicked sense of humour. we miss them both.

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