Bella Lewitzky

 

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: modern dance pioneer whose stand on freedom of expression more than once led to conflict with the U.S. government, who remained defiant during an investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951, and whose company's refusal to oblige with the National Endowment for the Arts mandatory anti-obscenity pledge led to a 1991 lawsuit (the result of which was the pledge being deemed unconstitutional).

 

 

Cause of Death: After a stroke

 

Born: January 13, 1916

 

Died: July 16, 2004

 

Location: Pasadena California