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Vera Zorina (1917–2003)

Practically born with ballet slippers on, the dark, lithe and exotic Vera Zorina had memorable careers with the Ballet Russe and, to a lesser degree, Hollywood. Born in Berlin, her father Fritz was German and mother Billie Hartwig Norwegian. She took to ballet at age 2 (she used to take them to bed with her) and by age 4 was performing. She ... See full bio »

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 1946 Lover Come Back
Madeline Laslo
 1944 Follow the Boys
Gloria Vance
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Vera Zorina- 'That Old Black Magic' Number
 1941 Louisiana Purchase
Marina Von Minden
 1940 I Was an Adventuress
Countess Tanya Vronsky (as Zorina)
 1939 On Your Toes
Vera Barnova
 1938 The Goldwyn Follies
Olga Samara
 1931 Seine Freundin Annette
Jaqueline, Damartins Tochter (as Eva Brigitte Hartwig)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: A Temporary Island. Music by Lorenzo Fuller. Written by Halsted Welles [credited as Halstead Welles]. Calliope music by: Lehman Engel. Directed by Halstead Welles. Maxine Elliott's Theatre: 14 Mar 1948- 19 Mar 1948 (6 performances). Cast: Dion Allen (as "Millhand"), Shirley Ames (as "Sophomore"), Leon Askin (as "Mr. Prince") [... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Eva Brigitte Hartwig | Zorina

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On the April 11, 2011 Oprah show, Shirley MacLaine spoke of buying Vera Zorina's last home, the residence in which Shirley now lives. She told Oprah that upon first visiting the home, not knowing who had lived there, she got a psychic impression that a dancer had died on the staircase, and the dancer now wanted Shirley to buy the home. Shirley was so moved by the impression that she bought the ... See more »

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