Frampton, Eleanor (1896–1973)

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Frampton, Eleanor (1896–1973)

American concert dancer. Born Aug 29, 1896, in Nebraska; died Oct 8, 1973, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Ran own studio in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she trained Charles Weidman for a short period, among others; moved to Los Angeles with Weidman and Helen Hewitt, where they joined Denishawn School (late 1910s); performed group act, The Misses Frampton and Hewitt in The Fantasticks, in non-circuit Midwestern theaters; began creating more innovative pieces for student companies in Cleveland; continued to study with such notable teachers as Mikhail Mordkin, Theodore Kosloff, Adolf Bolm, and Andreas Pavley; upon retirement from stage, worked as dance critic for The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Works of choreography include Greeting Dance (1934), Etude (1934), Chopin Program (1934), Andante (1936), Variations on a Theme by Handel (1937), Country Dance (1938), Years of the Moderns (1942) and Suggestions Diabolique (1949).