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Damita Jo Freeman

About this Artist

Damita Jo Freeman is an American dancer and actress, who started her career on the TV show Soul Train. In 1973 Freeman became a featured dancer on Soul Train after only her second appearance on the show, when Joe Tex invited her on stage to dance to his song “I Gotcha” in an unchoreographed impromptu performance. Freeman’s dancing on Soul Train was described by author Judyth Watson-Remy: “One breakout star in particular, Damita Jo Freeman, kept our eyes riveted on her every graceful move. Controlled, yet fluid, and oh so very limber, Damita Jo performed for the cameras like no other, and her fuel was the outta sight music of the times.”