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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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 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
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 1958 The Nutcracker (TV Movie)
Sugar Plum Fairy
 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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Other Works:

She performed in the ballet, "The Haunted Ballroom" by Ninette De Valois, "Comus" by Robert Helpmann, and "Casse Noisette Act II: The Kingdom of Sweets" by Ivanorff in a Sadler's Wells Ballet at the New Theatre in London, England with Robert Helpmann, David Paltenghi, Jean Bedells, Peggy Van Praagh, Beryl Grey, Moyra Fraser, ... 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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Trivia:

George Balanchine said of Fonteyn "Hands like spoons, can't dance a step", which was typical for Balanchine, who only commented on dancers with whom he wanted to work. After that they started working together on a ballet for Sadler's Wells. See more »

Nickname:

Peggy

Star Sign:

Taurus

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