- Name: Frankie Manning
- Age at Death: 94 years old
- Height: Unknown
- Occupation: Dancer
- Net Worth: Pending
- Status: Deceased
Frankie Manning was an American choreographer and dancer who helped popularized the Lindy Hop dance. He was born on May 26, 1914 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was raised by his mother in Harlem, New York. Manning gained early inspiration from his mom, who was also a dancer. As a child, he practiced dancing with the help of a broom. In the 1930s Manning performed and competed at the Savoy Ballroom. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Manning became a member of the professional dance group, Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, in 1935. Other members included Herbert White, Al Minns, and Leon James. The group toured and created several films together. After the Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers disbanded, Manning formed his own dance group, Congaroos. They lasted from 1947 to 1955. He later served as a mailman for the United States Postal Service.
Manning made his return to dancing in the 1980s. His revival was inspired by his former group mate, Al Minns, who has been teaching the Lindy Hop in New York City. Manning continued Minns’ work as an instructor and choreographer. He taught classes in the U.S. and in parts of Europe. Manning worked with ‘The Rhythm Hot Shots’ and taught regularly at the Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden. His autobiography, Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop, was published in 2007.
Frankie Manning died on April 27, 2009 at the age of 94. His reported cause of death was pneumonia. His remains were buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York. Manning was married to ‘Gloria Holloway’ until their divorce finalized in 1989. He was living with partner Judy Pritchett prior to his death. He had three children, Chazz, Frank Jr., and Marion. He was inducted into the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 2009.
Frankie Manning Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Frankie Manning
- Birthday: May 26, 1914
- Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
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- Occupation: Choreographer, Dancer
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- Marriage(s): Gloria Holloway
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: April 27, 2009
- Cause of Death: Pneumonia
- Place of Death: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
- Official Site: frankiemanning.com