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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 »

Died:

(age 71) in Panama City, Panama

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I Am a Dancer
I Am a Dancer Marguerite (segment "Marguerite & Armand")
(1972)
Set to Music
Set to Music Herself
(1959)

Filmography

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 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
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 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 performed in the ballet, "Sylvia," in a Sadler's Wells Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Michael Somes, John Hart, Alexander Grant, Peter Clegg, Desmond Doyle, Ronald Hynd, Leslie Edwards, and Svetlana Beriosova in the cast. 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:

She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1951 King's Birthday Honours List for her services to ballet. See more »

Nickname:

Peggy

Star Sign:

Taurus

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