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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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(10/29/42) Stage: Performed in Viktor Petipa's ballet, "Le Lac Des Cygnes," in a Sadler's Wells Ballet production at the New Theatre in London, England, with Beryl Grey, David Paltenghi, John Field, David Davenport, Jean Bedells, Peggy Van Praagh and Moyra Fraser in the cast. Constant Lambert was orchestra conductor. 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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I have been asked to play [William Shakespeare. Other parts include a [George Bernard Shaw] play and a classic previously made by one of the screen's finest actresses. It would be ludicrous for me to try to play any of these parts. I am not an actress. See more »

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Toured the US, lecturing on the history of ballet and Sergei Diaghilev between 1977-82. See more »

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Capricorn

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