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:

(7/14/43) Stage: Performed in the ballet, "Les Rendezvous" by Frederick Ashton, "Hamlet" by Robert Helpmann and "A Wedding Bouquet" by Frederich Ashton in a Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Opera House in Manchester, England, with Margot Fonteyn, Beryl Grey, Alexis Rassine, Robert Helpmann, Moyra Fraser, David Paltenghi and Leslie ... 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:

What people cannot realize is that a ballet dancer just cannot afford to give up ballet for a moment. After a month without practising you are thrown back years. See more »

Trivia:

In 2000 she was diagnosed as suffering from viral encephalitis, which impaired her memory. See more »

Trademark:

The role of Victoria Page in "The Red Shoes" See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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