Partner Mitchell Leisen
807 N Elm Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
8720a Shoreham Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069
400 N Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
William B. (Billy) Daniel Jr. (July 4, 1912 - May 15, 1962) is a dancer and choreographer is known for his work on Rogues' Regiment (1948), Road to Rio (1947) and The French Line (1953).
Billy Daniel was born as William Baker on July 4, 1912 in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of William Baker Daniel (1889–1943) and Lodda L. Graves Daniel (1894–1970). Daniel danced in Paramount movies and was head dance director at the studio from 1944 to 1947. Since then, he had freelanced as a choreographer for movies, television and night clubs.
At the end of the 1940s, Mitchell Leisen became involved in a new romance with Billy Daniel, who moved in with him. "Part of Leisen's change in personality was to make his relationship with Billy Daniels known to everybody whether they were interested or not," said David Chierichetti. It was a relationship that would last several years: Leisen was instrumental in getting Daniels choreography work at Paramount.
Daniel died on May 15, 1962 in his apartment at 400 N Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California. At the request of his mother, Lodda Daniel of Ft. Worth, his body was taken there for burial.
Billy Daniel and Dorothy Lamour in Masquerade in Mexico, 1945
Billy Daniel and Mary "Punkin" Parker
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