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Some Of Our Favorite Moments Created, Produced Or Starring Debbie Allen For Her 69th Birthday

18th Annual Debbie Allen Dance Academy Fall Soiree Fundraising Celebration

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When you talk about Black women who make the entertainment industry what it is today, you can’t even begin to have the conversation without mentioning Debbie Allen’s name. From her work as a dancer and choreography, to her Broadway stage present, to film and television and now directing, Allen has accomplished more than most in her 69 years on this planet. Today, on her birthday, we’re highlighting some of the great moments from Allen’s personal and professional life. Check them out on the following pages.