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1881 – Born on January 21st (February 12, New Style) in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian ballerina, the most celebrated dancer of her time. 1891-1906 – Pavlova studied at the Imperial School of Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre, joined the Imperial Ballet, and became a prima ballerina. By this time she had already danced Giselle with ..

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1925 – Born on the 28th of August in Chicago, lllinois. 1942 – He joined the Universal Pictures troupe of talented teenagers. 1943 – He received gradually larger roles in four of the studio’s Gloria Jean musicals. 1949 – He was given the leading role in Francis, the whimsical story of a sad-sack soldier befriended ..

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Austrian (Russian-born) ballet dancer   member of Kirov Ballet 1958-1961   while in Paris on tour with Kirov Ballet, defected to West 1961   wrote autobiography "Nureyev" 1962   made US debut 1962   naturalized Austrian citizen 1982   artistic director of Paris Opera Ballet..

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1821 – Born on February 17th in Grange, County Sligo, Ireland. Irish dancer and adventuress. 1837 – She made a runaway match with a Lt. Thomas James of the Indian army, and accompanied him to India. 1842 – She returned to England, and shortly afterwards her husband obtained a decree of divorce. 1843 – She ..

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1909 – Carmen Miranda was born in Marco de Canaveses, in Portugal on February 9th. Her birth name is Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, which was derived from her godmother’s name, Maria do Carmo Pinto Monteiro. 1916 – At the age of seven, Carmen started attending the Santa Teresa School in Lapa, Rio de ..

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1875 – Born on the 5th of April in Enghien-les-Bains, France.          – Popular French comedienne noted especially for her beautiful legs and stage personality.          – The name Mistinguett, derived from a song in a musical show, Miss Helyett, was suggested by her allegedly English-looking, protruding front teeth          – Her ..

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1923 – Born in Chireno, Texas on the 12th April. 1940 – Miller was gi1983 – She won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre. 1982 – She appeared in a special episode of The Love Boat, joined by fellow showbiz legends Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Della Reese, Van Johnson, and Cab ..

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Mata Hari, the famous femme fatale, was born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle on August 7th of 1876 in Leeuwarden, Friesland in the northern part of the Netherlands. Her father was Adam Zelle, who owned a hat store, her mother was Antje van der Meulen.  They were both born and raised in Friesland, Netherlands. As she grew ..

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1934 – Born in Richmond, VA on the 24th of April. 1955 – Her first film was the Alfred Hitchcock film The Trouble with Harry. 1958 – Her film career is now in its sixth decade. MacLaine was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role five times. 1975 – She ..

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