Moira Shearer (1926–2006)


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Moira was born the daughter of Harold Charles King, a civil engineer, 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... See full bio »

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The Red Shoes Victoria Page
(1948)
Peeping Tom Vivian
(1960)
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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She performed in the ballet, "Symphonic Variations," in the Sadler's Wells Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Margot Fonteyn; Michael Somes; Pamela May; Brian Shaw and Henry Danton in the cast. Cesar Franck was composer. Frederick Ashton was choreographer. Sophie Federovitch was ... 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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I have been asked to play William Shakespeare. Other parts include a George Bernard Shaw play and a classic previously made by one of the screen's finest actresses. It would be ludicrous for me to try to play any of these parts. I am not an actress. See more »

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Member of the BBC General Advisory Council 1970-77. See more »

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The role of Victoria Page in "The Red Shoes" See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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