Lindsay Kemp

1938 - 2018

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Lindsay Keith Kemp (3 May 1938 – 24 August 2018) was a British dancer, actor, teacher, mime artist, and choreographer.He was probably best known for his 1974 flagship production of Flowers, a mime and music show based on Jean Genet's novel Our Lady of the Flowers, in which he played the lead role of 'Divine'. Owing to its homosexual themes and perceived decadence, reviews were sometimes hostile, but it was widely considered a theatrical and sensory sensation, and it toured globally for many years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lindsay Kemp has received more than 353,062 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Lindsay Kemp is the 49th most popular dancer (down from 48th in 2019), the 2,408th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,577th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Dancer.

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Among dancers, Lindsay Kemp ranks 49 out of 75. Before him are Hilde Holger, Lev Ivanov, Antonio Gades, Hans van Manen, Frederick Ashton, and Birgit Cullberg. After him are Vladimir Vasiliev, Alvin Ailey, Ninette de Valois, Maria Tallchief, Alicia Markova, and Yury Grigorovich.

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Among people born in 1938, Lindsay Kemp ranks 248Before him are Torgny Lindgren, David Bailey, Charles Starkweather, Anar Rzayev, Behrouz Vossoughi, and Jonathan Motzfeldt. After him are Imre Földi, Francesco Coccopalmerio, Daevid Allen, Marinella, Charles Wuorinen, and Bruno Bozzetto. Among people deceased in 2018, Lindsay Kemp ranks 192Before him are Juraj Herz, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Otis Rush, Ramón Chao, Zhores Medvedev, and Phan Văn Khải. After him are Stanislav Govorukhin, Edgar Hilsenrath, Miguel Obando y Bravo, Stanley Cavell, Stan Mikita, and Vitaliy Masol.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Lindsay Kemp ranks 2,408 out of 6,924. Before him are Simon Phillips (1957), James David Forbes (1809), Michelle Fairley (1964), Andrew Marvell (1621), Alec McCowen (1925), and Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone (1874). After him are Jamie Oliver (1975), John Machin (1680), Fish (1958), Edwin Arnold (1832), Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg (1889), and William Congreve (1670).

Among DANCERS In United Kingdom

Among dancers born in United Kingdom, Lindsay Kemp ranks 2Before him are Margot Fonteyn (1919). After him are Alicia Markova (1910) and Kenneth MacMillan (1929).