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Marc Platt dies at 100; dancer on Broadway and in film
Marc Platt dies at 100; dancer on Broadway and in film

Dancer Marc Platt was the male lead in the famed dream ballet in "Oklahoma!" on Broadway, choreographed by Agnes de Mille. In film, he was one of the brothers in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," and he had featured parts in several other musicals. But his favorite role came before he danced on Broadway or in the movies. In his early 20s, Platt was one of the first Americans to join the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, one of the seminal ballet companies of the 20th century. Whisked from Seattle into the exotic, world-traveling troupe, he was forced to Russianize his name and given some key roles, including the Spirit of Creation in legendary choreographer Léonide...

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