Margot Fonteyn  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE, (18 May, 1919, Reigate, Surrey, England - 21 February, 1991, Panama City, Panama), the English assoluta, was considered the greatest ballerina of her time.

Film and television

Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev starred together in a color film version of Swan Lake in 1967. under the guidance of the noted director Paul Czinner, they also filmed their famous version of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet in 1966.

Previously, Fonteyn had appeared with Michael Somes in a live U.S. television color production of Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty in 1955, for the anthology series Producers' Showcase, on NBC. This production has been preserved on black-and-white kinescope, and released on DVD. Later, on British television, Fonteyn starred again with Somes in a 1958 production of The Nutcracker (not to be confused with the live U.S. television production telecast by CBS on Playhouse 90).

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