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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 »

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(age 71) in Panama City, Panama

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Filmography

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 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
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 1958 The Nutcracker (TV Movie)
Sugar Plum Fairy
 1955-1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Cinderella / Princess Aurora
- Cinderella (1957) ... Cinderella
- The Sleeping Beauty (1955) ... Princess Aurora
 1939 The Sleeping Princess (TV Movie)
The Princess Aurora
 1937 Les patineurs (TV Movie)
White Couple
 1936 Façade (TV Movie)
 1935 Escape Me Never
Dancer in chorus (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Margot Fonteyn: autobiography., London: W. H. Allen, 1975. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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Trivia:

Her mother was an illegitimate daughter of a Portuguese man and an English woman. His surname was Fontes, the Portuguese for Fountains, which gave Fonteyn. See more »

Nickname:

Peggy

Star Sign:

Taurus

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