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Celia Franca (1922–2007)

Celia Franca was born on June 25, 1922 in Mile End, London, England as Nita Celia Franks. She is known for her work on Festival (1960), The Dance of Salome (1949) and Folio (1955). She was married to James (Jay) Morton, Herbert Anderson and Leo Kersley. She died on February 19, 2007 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. See full bio »

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Known For

Festival Lady Capulet / Queen Mother
Folio the woman in her fiancé's past (segment 'Lilac Garden')
Bar aux Folies-Bergère Grille d'Egout


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 1983 I Am a Hotel (TV Movie)
The Diva
 1967 Swan Lake (TV Movie)
 1961-1965 Festival (TV Series)
Lady Capulet / Queen Mother
- Romeo and Juliet (1965) ... Lady Capulet
- Swan Lake (1961) ... Queen Mother
 1955 Folio (TV Series)
the woman in her fiancé's past (segment 'Lilac Garden')
- Double Bill (1955) ... the woman in her fiancé's past (segment 'Lilac Garden')
 1949 The Dance of Salome (TV Movie)
 1939 The Insect Play (TV Movie)
The Butterflies and Moths (as Celia Franks)
 1938 Bar aux Folies-Bergère (TV Movie)
Grille d'Egout (as Celia Franks)
 1937 Cross Gartered (TV Movie)
Attendant on Olivia (as Celia Franks)
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 1976 Adolphe Adam Giselle (TV Movie) (adaptor)
 1961 Festival (TV Series) (choreography by - 1 episode)
- Swan Lake (1961) ... (choreography by)
  Folio (TV Series) (artistic direction - 1 episode, 1956) (additional choreography - 1 episode, 1955)
- Swan Lake (1956) ... (artistic direction)
- Double Bill (1955) ... (additional choreography)
 1950 The Eve of St. Agnes (TV Movie) (choreography by)
 1949 The Dance of Salome (TV Movie) (choreography by)
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  Festival (TV Series) (1 episode, 1962) (artistic director - 1 episode, 1965)
- Romeo and Juliet (1965) ... (artistic director)
- Giselle (1962) ... (artistic direction)
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 1976 Adolphe Adam Giselle (TV Movie) (adaptation)
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 1982 Gala (Documentary)
 1961-1962 MisteRogers (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1962) ... Self
- Episode #2.2 (1962) ... Self
- Episode #2.1 (1962) ... Self
- Episode #1.6 (1961) ... Self
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... Self

Personal Details

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(Wednesday October 21,1942) She performed in the ballet, "Les Sylphides" by Fokine, "Hamlet" by Robert Helpmann, and "Casse Noisette Act II: The Kingdom of Sweets" by Ivanoff, in a Sadler's Wells Ballet at the New Theatre in London, England with Margot Fonteyn, Beryl Grey, Alexis Rassine, Moira Shearer, David Paltenghi, Robert ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Celia Franks


James (Jay) Morton  (his death) | See more »

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She was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on December 22, 1967 and received on November 12,1968 for her services to the Arts as co-founder, leading dancer and artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada and co-founder of the National Ballet School. See more »

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