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Violette Verdy (1933–2016)

Violette Verdy was born on December 1, 1933 in Pont-l'Abbé, Finistère, France as Nelly Armande Guillerm. She was an actress, known for Dream Ballerina (1950), The Pit of Loneliness (1951) and Deux maîtres pour un valet (1952). She was married to Colin Clark. She died on February 8, 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Bell Telephone Hour Herself - Ballerina / Sugar Plum Fairy


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 1961 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Sugar Plum Fairy
- A Trip to Christmas (1961) ... Sugar Plum Fairy
 1955 The Glass Slipper
Dancer (uncredited)
 1953 Chassez le naturel (Short)
 1952 Deux maîtres pour un valet (Short)
La jeune fille
 1950 Dream Ballerina
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 1961 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Trip to Christmas (1961) ... (performer: "Pas de Deux: Adagio", "Pas de Deux: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", "Final Waltz (with Apotheosis omitted)" - uncredited)
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 2009 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
 2001 Violette et Mister B.
 1993 Comme les oiseaux (Documentary)
 1971 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Herself - French Ballerina
- Episode #11.55 (1971) ... Herself - French Ballerina
 1971 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.19 (1971) ... Herself
 1961-1964 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Herself - Ballerina
- The Younger Generation (1964) ... Herself - Ballerina
- Gala Performance (1962) ... Herself - Ballerina
- Much Ado About Music (1961) ... Herself - Ballerina
 1954-1961 Music for You (TV Series)
- Episode #8.11 (1961) ... Herself
- Episode #8.1 (1960) ... Herself
- Episode #3.8 (1955) ... Herself
- Episode #2.9 (1954) ... Herself
 1959 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.21 (1959) ... Herself

Personal Details

Other Works:

(March 21,1964 Matinee) She performed in the ballet, "Divertissement from Napoli," "Pas De Deux," and "The Two Piegons," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Antoinette Sibley, Merle Park, Graham Usher, David Blair, Alexander Grant, Monica Mason, David Drew, and Anthony ... See more »

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Official Sites:

Boston Ballet | University

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Personal Quote:

He had a company of greyhounds and borzois. And, you know, I was a little French poodle. [on Balanchine's preference for tall, athletic-looking ballerinas]


She began her career in 1945 with Roland Petit's Ballets des Champs-Elysees. She joined the London Festival Ballet in 1954 and then American Ballet Theater, before joining the New York City Ballet. She served a brief tenure as the first female director of the Paris Opera Ballet. See more »

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