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Tamara Geva (1907–1997)

Tamara Geva was born on March 17, 1907 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Tamara Zheverzheieva. She is known for her work on Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937), Orchestra Wives (1942) and The Girl Habit (1931). She was married to George Balanchine. She died on December 9, 1997 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
Orchestra Wives
Orchestra Wives Mrs. Beck
The Girl Habit
The Girl Habit Sonja Maloney
Die unberührte Frau
Die unberührte Frau Jane, ihre Mutter


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 1984 Frevel
Bardame (as Tamara)
 1978 Cartas de amor de una monja
Monja (as Tamara)
 1959 The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Natalia Cherkasov
- Dance Into Death (1959) ... Natalia Cherkasov
 1951 The Web (TV Series)
- Golden Secret (1951)
 1943 Night Plane from Chungking
Countess Olga Karagin
 1942 Orchestra Wives
Mrs. Beck
 1938 Picture Page (TV Series)
- Episode #1.120 (1938)
 1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
 1934 Their Big Moment
 1931 The Girl Habit
Sonja Maloney
 1926 Gräfin Plättmamsell (as Tamara)
 1925 Die unberührte Frau
Jane, ihre Mutter (as Tamara)
 1925 The Joyless Street
Lia Leid (uncredited)
 1925 Der Hahn im Korb
Jutta, Rombergs Tochter (as Tamara)
 1925 Wood Love
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Stage Play: Misalliance. Comedy (revival). Written by George Bernard Shaw. Production Supervised by Lemuel Ayers. Scenic Design by John Boyt. Directed by Cyril Ritchard. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 6 Mar 1953- 27 Jun 1953 (130 performances). Cast: Tamara Geva (as "Lina Szczepanowska") [final Broadway role], Barry Jones (as "John Tarleton"), ... See more »

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Daughter of a wealthy St. Petersburg manufacturer of Muslim heritage who was a great patron of the arts and free thinker, Geva grew up in a vast 18th century mansion which included a private museum. Studying ballet was the passion of her childhood, though there were many obstacles before she eventually was able to devote herself to it. Geva met Balanchine at the Maryinsky Ballet School and ... See more »

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