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Oscar-nominated French ballerina and Moulin Rouge actress Colette Marchand dies, aged 90

22 June 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

French ballerina Colette Marchand has died at the age of 90.

The New York Times reports that she passed away on June 5 at her home in Bois-le-Roi, France.

The dancer rose to fame during the 1940s, when she starred in Roland Petit's highly popular shows at the Paris Opera Ballet.

Moving into cinema, she earned a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role as a streetwalker in Moulin Rouge in 1952.

Orson Welles directed her in the short-lived 1953 ballet The Lady in the Ice on Broadway.

She also appeared on screen in Hungarian Rhapsody, At the Order of the Czar and short Romantic Youth throughout the 1950s. »

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