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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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 2015 Dance Rebels: A Story of Modern Dance (TV Movie)
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 1993 Dancing (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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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 | 5 Articles | See more »


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5' 6" (1.68 m)
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On reading: What one has not experienced one will never understand in print. See more »

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Duncan's life was riddled with tragedy. In 1913, at the height of her fame, her two young children died when their driverless car rolled into the Seine River in Paris. A later baby was stillborn. When Duncan did at last wed, the marriage was short-lived and ended in separation, whereupon her husband killed himself. Isadora herself died in a freak auto accident only two years later. Fond of ... See more »

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