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Maria Tallchief (1925–2013)

Maria Tallchief was born on January 24, 1925 in Fairfax, Oklahoma, USA as Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief. She was an actress, known for Million Dollar Mermaid (1952), Season's Greetings (1953) and Camera Three (1955). She was married to Henry D. Paschen Jr., Elmourza Natirboff and George Balanchine. She died on April 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »


(age 88) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Million Dollar Mermaid
Season's Greetings
Camera Three
Camera Three Herself / Odette / Odile
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour Herself - Ballet Dancer


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She performed in the ballet, "Grand Ballet Du Marquis De Cuevas," in a Grand Ballet Du Marquis De Cuevas production at the Cambridge Theatre in London, England with Rosella Hightower, George Skibine, Ceorge Zoritch, Harriet Toby, and Serge Golovine in the cast. See more »

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Marjorie Tallchief

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Founded the Chicago City Ballet in 1981 and served as its artistic director (1981-1987). See more »

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