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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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Known For

The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes Victoria Page
(1948)
Peeping Tom
Peeping Tom Vivian
(1960)
The Tales of Hoffmann
The Tales of Hoffmann Stella / Olympia
(1951)
Black Tights
Black Tights Roxane
(1961)

Filmography

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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 '72 (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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 2007 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special)
Herself - In Memoriam
 1990 The Tales of Helpmann (Documentary)
Herself
 1958 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #11.39 (1958) ... Herself

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Major Barbara," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, in an Bristol Old Vic Company production with Derek Godfrey, Joseph O'Conor, Peter O'Toole, Alan Dobie, Edward Hardwicke and Phyllida Law in the cast. Moody was director. 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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Personal Quote:

Isn't it strange that something you've never really wanted to do turns out to be the very thing that's given you a name and identity? . . . The Red Shoes (1948) ruined my career in the ballet. They [her peers] never trusted me again. See more »

Trivia:

She was little-known and only in her early 20s when Michael Powell approached her about starring in The Red Shoes (1948), and she had never been in a film; Powell offered her £1000, a considerable sum for most people in those days (many earned less than that in a year) and was surprised when she held out for £5000, which he did eventually pay her. He also directed her in her two other films, _... See more »

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Capricorn

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