Charles Durang

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Charles Durang
Born(1794-12-04)December 4, 1794
DiedFebruary 15, 1870(1870-02-15) (aged 75)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
OccupationFirst native-born American professional dancer

Charles Durang (December 4, 1794–1870) was an American dancer.

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Charles Durang was born in Philadelphia on December 4, 1794, the son of John Durang, the first native-born American professional dancer. Charles made his first appearance in the Chestnut Street Theater at the age of 7 in 1803, and subsequently performed in almost every theater in the United States. He was actor, author, stage manager, prompter, ballet master, and finally opened a dancing academy. He was the author of a "History of the Philadelphia Stage from 1752 to 1854," which appeared serially in the Philadelphia Journal.

Durang died in Philadelphia, February 15, 1870.

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