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Roland Petit (I) (1924–2011)

Roland Petit was born on January 13, 1924 in Villemomble, Seine [now Seine-Saint-Denis], France. He is known for his work on Hans Christian Andersen (1952), Black Tights (1961) and Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (1967). He was married to Zizi Jeanmaire. He died on July 10, 2011 in Geneva, Canton Geneva, Switzerland. See full bio »
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Known For

Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen Miscellaneous Crew
(1952)
Black Tights
Black Tights Miscellaneous Crew
(1961)
Le Jeune Homme et la Mort
Le Jeune Homme et la Mort Miscellaneous Crew
(1967)
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs Miscellaneous Crew
(1955)

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 2011 First Position (Documentary) (choreographer)
 2010 Dancing Chaplin (Documentary) (choreographer: original)
 2003 Il pipistrello (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1999 Clavigo (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1997 Roland Petit à Marseille (TV Movie documentary) (choreographer)
 1996 Notre-Dame de Paris (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1991 Le diable amoureux (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1986 Le chat botté (TV Movie) (choreographer) / (stage director: ballet)
 1985 White Nights (choreographer: "La jeune homme et la mort")
 1981 Les intermittences du coeur (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1981 Carmen (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1967 Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (Short) (choreographer)
 1965 Roland Petit Ballet Company in Paris (choreographer)
 1961 Black Tights (choreographer)
 1957 Charmants garçons (choreographer)
 1956 Folies-Bergère (choreographer)
 1956 Anything Goes (stager: Jeanmaire ballet and "I Get A Kick Out of You")
 1955 Daddy Long Legs (ballets by)
 1955 The Glass Slipper (choreographer: ballet)
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen (choreography) / (dancer: The Prince in "The Little Mermaid" ballet)
 1949 Alice in Wonderland (choreographer - uncredited)
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He performed in the ballet, "Les Ballets De Paris De Roland Petit," in a Les Ballets De Paris De Roland Petit production at the Palace Theatre in London, England with Renee Jeanmarie and Violet Verdy in the cast. Jacques Bazire and Francis Chagrin were conductors.

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Made musicals in Hollywood from 1951-1955, including Daddy Long Legs (1955) with Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron, and Anything Goes (1956) with Bing Crosby and ballerina Zizi Jeanmaire, who later became his wife. See more »

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