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