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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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Known For

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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Personal Details

Other Works:

She performed in the ballet, "Antigone,"; Franck's ballet, "Symphonic Variations,"; and Ravel's ballet, "Daphnis and Chloe," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Leslie Edwards, Svetlana Beriosova, Julia Farron, David Blair, Gary Burne, Donald MacLeary, Michael Somes, ... 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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Did You Know?

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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