He performed in the ballet, "Cinderella," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Margot Fonteyn, Donald MacLeary, Frederick Ashton, Leslie Edwards, Annette Page, Antoinette Sibley, Vyvyan Lorrayne, Merle Park, Deanne Bergsma, Alexander Grant, Graham Usher, Anthony Dowell, ...
Sir Robert Helpmann
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Theatre remains the only thing I understand. It is in the community of the theatre that I have my being. In spite of jealousies and fears, emotional conflicts and human tensions; in spite of the penalty of success and the dread of failure; in spite of tears and feverish gaiety -- this is the only life I know. It is the life I love.
He added the extra 'n' to his stage name to avoid there being 13 letters in it.