Choreographer Jacqui Landrum Dies

For all of the Big Lebowski fans out there, you will be sad to learn that choreographer Jacqui Landrum, who worked on the dreamy softshoe dance sequences in the Coen Brothers classic, has died at the age of 64.

Jacqui Landrum, who teamed with her husband to choreograph many Hollywood films, has died. She was 64.

Landrum died of cancer Aug. 29 in Los Angeles, her husband Bill Landrum told the Los Angeles Times. The Landrums coordinated giant, writhing crowds and choreographed gyrating rockers in the biopics “Great Balls of Fire” and “The Doors.”

The couple also worked on several Coen brothers films including “Barton Fink” and “The Big Lebowski,” which featured a Busby Berkeley-inspired dance number set in a surreal bowling alley with Vikings, showgirls in bowling-pin hats and Saddam Hussein.

Born Jacqui Levy in Los Angeles on Dec. 10, 1943, Levy graduated from Fairfax High School and first worked as a choreographer for a 1960s TV show called “Hollywood a Go-Go.”

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