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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Throwback Thursday and James Dunne

Throwback Thursday and James Dunne

James Dunne was a dancer with the Harkness Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet and Dennis Wayne’s company Dancers. Sadly, today he is best known for his tragic death.

But he was reviewed in the New York Times with the following headline: “Dancers: James Dunne Sparkles” and as follows: “The star of this no‐star company, on this occasion was very definitely James Dunne. Also: “Mr. Dunne is a very fine dancer who has somehow never gotten his due. He was seen in the Harkness Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet as a soloist, and this writer also caught him in the Connecticut Ballet's “Don Quixote” pas de deux.”

James Dunne was brutally murdered in August 1994 in Hawaii by Joseph O’Neill. O’Neill received a 70-year minimum sentence for the killing.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Dance History Secret #208:
“James Dunne was a dancer with Joffrey and Harkness.”

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“Even though your time on the job is temporary, if you do a good enough job, your work there will last forever.”
― Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

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