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Pamela May (I) (1917–2005)

She was known both for her grace and exuberance as a British classical ballerina in the early years of the Royal Ballet, and helped lead the company into international prominence. The second most popular dancer of the company who was oft times left in the shadows to play "second lead" to life-long friend and peer Margot Fonteyn, Pamela May was ... See full bio »


(age 88) in London, England, UK

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The Rake's Progress
The Sleeping Princess
The Sleeping Princess The Diamond Fairy
Les patineurs
Les patineurs Red Girl
Carnaval Valse Noble


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 1939 The Rake's Progress (TV Movie)
 1939 The Sleeping Princess (TV Movie)
The Diamond Fairy
 1939 Checkmate (TV Movie)
Red Queen
 1937 Le lac des cygnes (TV Movie)
The Two Swans
 1937 Carnaval (TV Movie)
Valse Noble
 1937 Les patineurs (TV Movie)
Red Girl
 1934 The Bride of the Lake
Ann Chute (uncredited)
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 1947 Variety (TV Series)
- Episode dated 6 August 1947 (1947) ... Herself
 1936 Façade (TV Movie)
Herself - Dancer (Waltz)

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(Januay 7,1939) She performed in the ballet, "The Lord of Burleigh, Casse Noisette," in a Vic-Wells Ballet at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England with June Brae, William Chapell, Michael Somes, Leslie Edwards, Harold Turner, Mary Honer, Jean Bedells, and Moyra Fraser in the cast. See more »

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First husband, Painton Cowan, was killed in World War II three weeks after the birth of their son. She married Charles Gordon in the post-war years. See more »

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