Shabba Doo Biography – Shabba Doo Wiki
Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quinones was an American actor, dancer, and choreographer. He is best known for his role as Orlando “Ozone” in the 1984 breakdancing film Breakin’ and its sequel, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. He also appeared in “Xanadu” and “Tango & Cash,” among others, and he’s known for cameo appearances and performances on “Saturday Night Live,” “Married With Children” and more.
Quinones was one of the members of the dance crew The Original Lockers that helped introduce the “locking” style of dance to breakdancing and hip-hop. He joined up with Basil, Don “Campbellock” Campbell and Fred “Rerun” Berry as one of the members of The Original Lockers. The group was formed in 1971 and was active throughout the ’70s, introducing hip-hop to the locking style of funk dance of freezing in place and continuing at the same previous speed.
Quinones also appeared in music videos or worked as a choreographer for pop artists such as Madonna, Lionel Richie and Luther Vandross, and he also choreographed Three Six Mafia’s performance of the Oscar-winning original song “It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp” on the Oscars telecast.
Shabba Doo Age
He was born on May 11, 1955, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He died on December 30, 2020. He was 65.
Shabba Doo Wife
Shabba was married twice. He was married to his first wife Gwendolyn Powell from 1979 until their divorce in 1982. He was then married to his second wife Lela Rochon from December 12, 1982, until their divorce in 1987.
Shabba Doo Children
He had two children, a daughter and a son.
Shabba Doo Family
Quinones was born in Chicago to a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother. His mother raised him as a single parent from the age of 3. He had a younger sister, Fawn Quiñones, who was also a dancer and regularly starred on the musical variety television program Soul Train.
Shabba Doo Death
Shabba Doo passed away on December 30, 2020, at the age of 65. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that it appears a roommate found Shabba unconscious, and there were no signs of foul play. One member of The Original Lockers, Toni Basil, announced Quinones’ death in a statement on Twitter. Basil wrote in the statement: “It is with extreme sadness the Lockers family announces the unexpected passing of our beloved Adolfo Shabba-Doo Quinones. In this difficult time, we are requesting privacy.”
Shabba Doo’s family announced his sudden passing in L.A. His sister paid him tribute in an emotional social media post, writing, “My Heart is Broken apart we look alike and DANCE ALIKE MY HEART WILL NEVER BE THE SAME IT HURTS!” No cause of death was announced.
Shabba Doo Cause of Death
Shabba Doo’s cause of death was not revealed. Just a day before his death, on December 29, 2020, he posted on Instagram that he was feeling sick but that he had tested negative for COVID-19. He wrote: “I’m feeling all better I’m just a wee bit sluggish from my cold, but the good news is I’m Covid 19 negative!” A representative for Quinones did not immediately respond to Primal Information’s request for comment.
Shabba Doo Net Worth
Shabba Doo’s net worth was estimated to be $0.5 million.
Shabba Doo Height
He was 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.
Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quinones Instagram
Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quinones’ Instagram page is @officialshabbadoo. His Instagram bio reads, “Official Page of Shabba-Doo:The Godfather of Street Dance, Hip Hop Icon, Award Winning Choreographer, Star of Breakin’ & Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.”