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Greene, Peter (Ethelbert Peter)

 Person

Peter Greene (date of birth and death unknown), American dancer and singer, was born in Helena, Arkansas to Alberta and Zach Greene and spent his formative years in Chicago, Illinois under the care of his grandparents, Reverend Jordan and Rebecca Roberts. In 1951 Greene helped to found the popular the modern dance trio, Co-Op.  The group’s acclaim lead to a 1951-1952 tour with Duke Ellington in his “Big Shows”. In this same period, Greene appeared on television and performed in venues such as the New York’s Metropolitan Opera House and the Chicago Theatre.  After moving to New York City, Greene studied dance under Katherine Dunham, Doris Humprey, Charles Wiedman and Ruth St. Denis. Greene also toured extensively with Count Basie, Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, and Louis Armstrong. After retiring from dance Greene choreographed his own works, started an interior design firm, and donated his time to beautifying New York City by establishing numerous community gardens

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Peter Greene Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS173
Abstract Peter Greene (date of birth and death unknown), American dancer and singer, was born in Helena, Arkansas to Alberta and Zach Greene and spent his formative years in Chicago, Illinois under the care of his grandparents, Reverend Jordan and Rebecca Roberts.The Peter Greene Papers are comprised of two boxes dated 1932-1997. The chronologically arranged collection mainly consists of Greene’s personal and professional photographs. Also within the collection are correspondence, ephemera, and...
Dates: 1932-1997; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2005