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Moira Shearer (1926–2006)


Moira was born the daughter of Harold V. King in Dunfermline, Scotland. She was educated at Dunfermline High School, Ndola in Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) and Bearsden Academy, Scotland. She received her professional training at the Mayfair School and The Nicholas Legat Studio. She made her debut in the International Ballet with 1941 and ... See full bio »

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 1987 A Simple Man (TV Movie)
Mother
 1961 Black Tights
Roxane
 1960 Peeping Tom
Vivian
 1955 The Man Who Loved Redheads
Sylvia / Daphne / Olga / ...
 1953 The Story of Three Loves
Paula Woodward (segment "The Jealous Lover")
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 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (performer: "The Ballet of the Red Shoes")
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 2006 Film 2014 (TV Series) (dedicatee - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 February 2006 (2006) ... (dedicatee)
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 2010 Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (Documentary)
Herself - Interviewee
 1972 The Eurovision Song Contest (TV Special)
Herself - Host
 1970 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #4.33 (1970) ... Herself
- Episode #4.22 (1970) ... Herself
 1959 The Election Results (TV Movie)
Herself
 1957 Contact (TV Series)
Herself - Interviewee
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... Herself - Interviewee
 1951 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #4.18 (1951) ... Herself
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 1990 The Tales of Helpmann (Documentary)
Herself
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary)
Herself (clip from "The Red Shoes")
 1958 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #11.39 (1958) ... Herself

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(7/14/43) Stage: Performed in the ballet, "Les Rendezvous" by Frederick Ashton, "Hamlet" by Robert Helpmann and "A Wedding Bouquet" by Frederich Ashton in a Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Opera House in Manchester, England, with Margot Fonteyn, Beryl Grey, Alexis Rassine, Robert Helpmann, Moyra Fraser, David Paltenghi and Leslie ... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lady Kennedy

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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What people cannot realize is that a ballet dancer just cannot afford to give up ballet for a moment. After a month without practising you are thrown back years. See more »

Trivia:

Was performing at Covent Garden until 1953, when a combination of ill-health, injury and her wish to make a name for herself as an actress made her decide to retire from the ballet stage at age 27. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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