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David Winters, A Florida based American English actor Choreographer, dancer, writer, filmmaker and director have passed away.
David Winters (born 5 April 1939 in London, England) was an English-American actor, dancer, choreographer, producer, film distributor, director and screenwriter.
Winters participated in over 150 television series, television specials, and motion pictures. His accolades include two Emmy Awards Nomination, a Peabody Awards, a Christopher Award, and many more.
At a young age, he was seen acting in film and television projects such as Lux Video Theatre, Naked City, Mister Peepers, Rock, Rock, Rock, and Roogie’s Bump. He received some attention in Broadway musicals for his roles in West Side Story, and Gypsy. In the film adaptation of West Side Story he was one of the few to be re-cast. It became the highest grossing motion picture of that year, and won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. According to his profile on wikipidia.
Tributes are pouring in from every quarters to honor the legacy of the beloved film maker.
Here are some tributs posted on social media to honor the late actor.
David Winters RIP
I just learned that my good friend David Winters passed away. It was only a few months ago that I put him in touch with EPE, when David planned on going to Memphis and speaking with the fans. As the choreographer and dance stager for several of Elvis’ movies, he had some great memories to share. Elvis was very fond of David; he loved and respected his phenomenally creative dance work. Davis is legendary in the entertainment world, from dancing in the original “Westside Story” to working with the biggest names in the business. Go to www.imbd and look at his credits – you’ll be blown away!
I remember one afternoon on the Paramount lot during the filming of “Easy Come, Easy Go,” Elvis and I were walking towards the soundstage. A salesman rolling a large suitcase filled with an assortment of jewelry yelled out as he ran up to us, “Elvis wait up; I got something you can’t pass up. You gotta see this.”
Out of breath he exclaimed, “Just check this beauty out, Elvis; this is perfect for you,” as he pulled out a diamond ring and handed it to Elvis. Elvis admired it, put it on his finger, and promptly called Joe Esposito over to give the guy a check. On the set Elvis proudly showed off his newest acquisition. After lunch, he was standing around waiting for the cameras to be set up, occasionally looking at the ring and smiling.
David Winters walked over, and Elvis showed him his new ring. David’s eyes lit up. “Elvis, man, that’s beautiful; I love your ring.”
Elvis pulled the ring off his finger and handed it to him.
“Try it on,” he said, “and see how it fits.”
David slipped it on his finger. “It fits great.”
Elvis took one look at his radiant face. “It’s yours,” he said, smiling as he turned and walked away; David stood there staring at the ring and looking at Elvis; he was stunned and speechless. Not only was he obviously delighted with his beautiful new ring, he was deeply touched by Elvis’ friendship and generosity.
Rest in peace my friend.
This is a very difficult statement to post. It is with great sadness to say that I’ve just learned our beloved dancer David Winters has passed away. Dance with the Angels dear David and may you now rest in peace.
David loved life and the world of dance, Pictured at the Professional Dancers Society with George Chakiris Joe Tremaine Toni Basil and BarBara Luna.
From Justin Price
R.I.P. to David Winters – he told me on the set of his last film ‘Dancing It’s On’ that my moves reminded me of Michael Jackson and he actually worked with Michael Jackson! So that really was something and it will always stick with me – good energy to u and your family
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Rest in Peace