Moira Shearer (1926–2006)


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Moira was born the daughter of Harold Charles King, a civil engineer, 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... See full bio »

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Known For

The Red Shoes Victoria Page
(1948)
Peeping Tom Vivian
(1960)
The Tales of Hoffmann Stella / Olympia
(1951)
The Story of Three Loves Paula Woodward (segment "The Jealous Lover")
(1953)

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")
 1951 The Tales of Hoffmann
Stella / Olympia
 1948 The Red Shoes
Victoria Page
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Other Works:

(After October 9, 1949) She performed in the ballet, "The Sleeping Beauty," in the Sadler's Wells Ballet production in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Margot Fonteyn (Princess Aurora); Robert Helpmann (Prince); Beryl Gray (Lilac Fairy) and Alexis Rassine in the cast. 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)

Spouse:

Ludovic Kennedy  (her death)  (4 children)

Parents:

Harold Charles King | Margaret Crawford Reid
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Personal Quote:

Isn't it strange that something you've never really wanted to do turns out to be the very thing that's given you a name and identity? . . . The Red Shoes (1948) ruined my career in the ballet. They [her peers] never trusted me again. See more »

Trivia:

Her father, a civil engineer, moved the family to Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), where she was pushed into dance lessons by her mother. See more »

Trademark:

Red Hair and Blue Eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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