Dancer, Broadway and Film Star Marc Platt Passes Away at 100
The San Francisco Gate writes that Marc Platt, a dancer who appeared onstage and on-screen in OKLAHOMA! and as the fourth brother in 1954's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS on Broadway, has passed away. He was 100.
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Platt began his dancing career in the '30s with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. In 1939, he choreographed a ballet to music by Richard Rodgers called GHOST TOWN. He played 'Dream Curly' in the original 1943 Broadway production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! and later appeared as a friend of Curly in the 1955 film adaptation by Fred Zinnemann.
Michael Kidd choreographed the movie version of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS in which Platt appeared as 'Daniel', the Pontipee brother who marries 'Martha', who was portrayed by actress Norma Doggett.
Platt also appeared in the films Tonight and Every Night in 1945, the musical Tars and Spars in 1946, and Down to Earth in 1947. Also among his movie credits are You're in the Army Now (1941), The Swordsman (1948) and Addio Mimi! (1949). His TV credits include Matlock, State Trooper, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, and more.
Platt also toured with Kathryn Lee in a cabaret act in the '50s. He went on to choreograph shows at Radio City Music Hall and open a ballet school in Florida with his wife, Jean Goodall, whom he met during a tour of KISS ME KATE.
Pictured: Marc Platt (as Dream Curley) and Katharine Sergava (as Dream Laurey) dance together in a scene from the original production of the Broadway musical OKLAHOMA! at the St. James Theatre, New York City, 1943. Source.