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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)
Nationality: Scottish
Claim to Fame: The Red Shoes (1948)

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"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.

Black Tights

Black Tights (1960)

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).

Peeping Tom
The Man Who Loved Redheads
The Story of Three Loves
The Tales of Hoffmann


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Joe - A woman whose beauty was hardly noted but exceded many hollywood stars. She was a natural beatuful woman. (4 years ago)

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