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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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Known For

Louisiana Purchase
Louisiana Purchase Marina Von Minden
(1941)
Follow the Boys
Follow the Boys Gloria Vance
(1944)
The Goldwyn Follies
The Goldwyn Follies Olga Samara
(1938)
Star Spangled Rhythm
Star Spangled Rhythm Vera Zorina- 'That Old Black Magic' Number
(1942)

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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
 1939 On Your Toes
Vera Barnova
 1938 The Goldwyn Follies
Olga Samara
 1937 Theatre Parade (TV Series)
 1931 Seine Freundin Annette
Jaqueline, Damartins Tochter (as Eva Brigitte Hartwig)
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She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Canada Lee, Arnold Moss, Benny Baker, Beaumont Bruestle, Angus Cairns, Bram Nossen, Robert Harrison, Joseph Hardy, Eugene Stuckmann, Diana Sinclair, Albert Hachmeister, Jack Bostick, Wallace Acton, Bernard Miller, and Peggy ... 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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