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Isadora Duncan (1877–1927)

Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin. She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan, was a cultured man, a poet and an art connoisseur, ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1968 Isadora (book "My Life")
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 1993 Dancing (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself (segment "The Individual and Tradition")
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Geisha. Musical comedy. Music by Sidney Jones [earliest Broadway credit]. Book by Owen Hall [earliest Broadway credit]. Lyrics by Harry Greenbank. Additional music by Lionel Monckton. Directed by Augustin Daly. Daly's Theatre: 9 Sep 1896- 21 Apr 1897 (161 performances). Cast: Isadora Duncan (as "Chorus") [only Broadway role... See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 10 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »


Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[her description, from 'My Life' of their days in Greece] It was decreed to rise at sunrise..and greet the rising sun with joyous songs and dances. Afterwards we were to refresh ourselves with a modest bowl of goat's milk. The mornings were to be devoted to teaching the inhabitants to dance and sing. They must be made to celebrate the Greek gods and give up their terrible modern costumes. The ... See more »

Trivia:

In an interview on the Dick Cavett show, Elsa Lanchester lauded Vanessa Redgrave's depiction of Isadora Duncan, but referred to Isadora as an "untalented bag of bones". See more »

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