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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

Peeping Tom
Peeping Tom Vivian
(1960)
The Tales of Hoffmann
The Tales of Hoffmann Stella / Olympia
(1951)
The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes Victoria Page
(1948)
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 2016 (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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(7/18/51) Stage: Danced in the ballet, "The Rake's Progress," "Symphonic Variations," and "Tiresias," in a Sadler's Wells Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England, with Margot Fonteyn, Alexander Grant, Leslie Edwards, Gerd Larsen, Pauline Clayden, Michael Somes, Nadia Nerina, Brian Shaw, ... 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:

Performed in Frederick Ashton's masterpiece "Symphonic Variations", her red hair providing vibrant contrast to blonde ballerina Pamela May and brunette Margot Fonteyn. In 1948 Shearer replaced an ailing Fonteyn in "Cinderella". Many prefer her version to that of Fonteyn's. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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