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Margot Fonteyn (1919–1991)

Peggy Hookham was always destined to be a dancer. Her Brazilian/Irish mother groomed her for stardom from almost as soon as she could walk. When she was aged 8 her father's work took the family to Shanghai. Peggy and her Mother returned to the UK when she was 14. Her father stayed in Shanghai and was interned by the Japanese for the duration of ... See full bio »


(age 71) in Panama City, Panama

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I Am a Dancer
I Am a Dancer Marguerite (segment "Marguerite & Armand")
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 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
 1958 The Nutcracker (TV Movie)
Sugar Plum Fairy
 1937 Les patineurs (TV Movie)
White Couple
 1935 Escape Me Never
Dancer in chorus (uncredited)
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Other Works:

She acted in the production, "Sybil: A Celebration of Sybil Thorndike's 90th Birthday" at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Sybil Thorndike, Laurence Olivier, Jane Casson, Vanessa Redgrave, Peter Ustinov, Joan Plowright, Alec Guinness, Joyce Grenfell, Angela Baddeley, Margaret Webster, Ursula Jeans, Peggy ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 11 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Margot Fonteyn | Margot Fonteyn-Arais

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She was awarded the DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1956 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to ballet. See more »



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