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Gelsey Kirkland

Innocent-looking, girlish and pretty, this diminutive and emotional legendary ballerina has had more drama in her real-life than there ever was onstage. While she was called by Mikhail Baryshnikov, himself, "the best of her generation", she was probably more famous for her raging cocaine addiction and off-stage behavior. Daughter of playwright Jack... See full bio »
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 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Erica Hastings
- McKenzie, Brackman, Barnum & Bailey (1994) ... Erica Hastings
 1977/I The Nutcracker (TV Movie)
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 1981 Gala of Stars 1981 (TV Movie)
 1978 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
Herself / 'Theme and Variations'
- American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House (1978) ... Herself / 'Theme and Variations'
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 2007 PBS NewsHour (TV Series)
Clara in 'The Nutcracker'
- Episode dated 17 July 2007 (2007) ... Clara in 'The Nutcracker'
 1997 Breakfast with the Arts (TV Series)
- The Nutcracker (1997) ... Clara

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Other Works:

1971-1972: Second Movement in Symphony in C (Balanchine), New York City Ballet, New York See more »

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1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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5' 1" (1.55 m)

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Personal Quote:

Ballet is surviving in the small towns of America, probably because parents send their children to learn something that they perceive will help them, like playing a musical instrument. Whether this will survive in this modern world is certainly beyond my ability to answer. If there were money to support worthwhile artistic endeavors, rather than expecting them to generate money, maybe ballet at ... See more »


Was on the May 1, 1978 cover of TIME magazine. See more »

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