Moira Shearer, Lady Kennedy (17 January 1926 – 31 January 2006), was an internationally renowned British ballet dancer and actress. Wikipedia
Age: 80 (age at death)
Born: 17th January, 1926, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, UK
Died: 31st January, 2006, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Height: 5' 5" (165 cm)
Claim to Fame: The Red Shoes (1948)
"What people cannot realize is that a ballet dancer just cannot afford to give up ballet for a moment. After a month without practising you are thrown back years."
"I have been asked to play Shakespeare. Other parts include a Bernard Shaw play and a classic previously made by one of the screen`s finest actresses. It would be ludicrous for me to try to play any of these parts. I am not an actress."
Her father, a civil engineer, moved the family to Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), where she was pushed into dance lessons by her mother.
Was performing at Covent Garden until 1953, when a combination of ill-health, injury and her wish to make a name for herself as an actress made her decide to retire from the ballet stage at age 27.
Drama! Adventure! Comedy! Excitement!
Live scenes of Paris and a continuity Narrator link together four dramatic choreographies, all by Roland Petit: Carmen (1949), La croqueuse de diamants (1950), Deuil en 24 heures (1953), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1959).