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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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 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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Active on Broadway in the following production: See more »

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


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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On strategy: My motto -- Sans Limites. See more »


Mary Desti, one of her closest friends, was the mother of famed writer and director Preston Sturges. Sturges grew up traveling Europe with them both. See more »

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