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Frederic Franklin, British-born dancer, dies at 98

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NEW YORK (AP) — Frederic Franklin, a British-born dancer who helped popularize modern ballet in the United States and performed until his mid-90s, has died. He was 98. Franklin succumbed to complications from pneumonia on Saturday at a Manhattan hospital, according to his lifelong partner, William Ausman. Franklin last appeared with the American Ballet Theatre at the Lincoln Center for the...

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