Date of Birth:
5 July 1942
Eliot Feld played in 1 movies in the Musical, Romance, Drama genres.
Eliot Feld got succeed with average imdb rating 7.8.
He has choreographed 115 ballets since 1967,and founded dance and ballet schools in New York.
During the filming for the musical number "Cool" in "West Side Story, Eliot became very sick with pneumonia. Choreographer, Jerome Robbins, was a perfectionist and hard task master. The studio that they were filming in was extremely hot with all the lights and, between takes, the actors would go outside in the cold air to cool off. This all took its toll on Eliot and he collapsed and had to be taken off to hospital. "Cool" was one of the most physically demanding dance sequences in the entire movie and when you consider that Feld had pneumonia, your respect for his skill goes up tenfold. Fellow dancer and actor, Harvey Hohnhecker stated that, when it was finally announced "that's a wrap", the dancers all ritually burned their knee pads, so glad were they that it was all over.
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