David Gordon, Renowned Choreographer and BC Alum, Dies at 85

BROOKLYN COLLEGE– David Gordon, an award-winning director and choreographer who lived a vibrant career in theater, passed away on Jan. 29 in his Manhattan home. Gordon was 85. 

Born on July 14, 1936, Gordon was the son of two Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, Samuel and Rose (Wunderlich) Gordon. The choreographer spent his childhood in the Lower East Side and Coney Island, graduating from Brooklyn College with a BFA in 1956. Originally an English major, Gordon switched to art and eventually secured the lead role of the Witch Boy in the college’s production of “Dark of the Moon.”