Matt Mattox(1921 ~ )

Matt Mattox was born 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, spent thirty years in Hollywood performing in movies, and the last thirty years in France teaching dance.

Beginning his movie career in 1944, Matt Mattox danced in twenty-five movies, ten in which he had featured spots.

Matt also appeared with Carol Burnett in Once Upon a Mattress where he played the Minstrel.

However, it is as Caleb, the third oldest brother in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers he is best known. This memorable performance included split jumping over planks during the barn dance and a slow-motion solo singing the Lonesome Polecat lament for a bride.

Matt taught dance in Hollywood beginning in the 1950s. In the 1970s he moved to France where he teaches the Matt Mattox system of modern jazz or "free style" dance. Now in his eighties and still teaching, he lives with his wife in Perpignan, southern France. Here are two of his websites, both in French: (then click on Directorice in left menu)