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Moira Shearer (1926–2006)


Moira was born the daughter of Harold V. King 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 Ballet with 1941 and ... See full bio »

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Known For

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

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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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(7/18/51) Stage: Danced in the ballet, "The Rake's Progress," "Symphonic Variations," and "Tiresias," in a Sadler's Wells Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England, with Margot Fonteyn, Alexander Grant, Leslie Edwards, Gerd Larsen, Pauline Clayden, Michael Somes, Nadia Nerina, Brian Shaw, ... 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)
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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:

Red-headed ballet star who literally danced her way to film fame with only one picture, The Red Shoes (1948). She has since made only a handful of others. See more »

Trademark:

Red Hair and Blue Eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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