Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991

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Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991) was an English ballerina. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet (formerly the Sadler's Wells Theatre Company), eventually being appointed prima ballerina assoluta of the company by Queen Elizabeth II. She was born Margaret Evelyn Hookham on May 18, 1919, to Felix John Hookham and Hilda Acheseon Fontes. She studied at the Vic-Wells Ballet School and made her solo debut in 1935 under the stage name "Margot Fonteyn". She was best know for her artistic partnership with Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev. She married Roberto Arias in 1955. In 1972, she semi-retired, only doing occassional performances until her death on February 21, 1991, at the age of 71.
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creatorOf Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991,. Interview with Margot Fonteyn. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Guest, Ivor Forbes. Correspondence with Lillian Moore, 1954. 2 folders (18 items). New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Doreen Marsh Scrapbook Collection, c1940-1959 Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: Laban Archive
referencedIn George Balanchine archive, 1924-1989 (inclusive), 1961-1983 (bulk). Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf MS Mus. 1096. Christopher Shaw Collection: Vol. xix. Letters, D’Arányi-Gillespie; 1919-1989; n.d.ff. 147. 340 x 255mm.includes:ff. 1-7 Jelly Eva Arányi de Hunyadvar, violinist: Christopher Shaw, pianist and composer: Letters to Christopher Shaw from ..., 1919-1989 British Library
creatorOf Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Rudolf Nureyev, 17.3.1938 - 6.1.1993, Lake Baikal, Paris [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf McDowell, Henri. Papers, 1950-1979. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Guest, Ivor Forbes. Correspondence with Lillian Moore, 1956. 3 folders (25 items). New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn PACT Ballet, Johannesburg. [Souvenir program, Sleeping beauty. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Guest, Ivor Forbes. Correspondence with Lillian Moore, 1955. 5 folders (37 items). New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Elvin, Violetta Prokhorova,. Interview with Violetta Elvin. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Czinner, Paul, 1890-1972. Ballet in motion pictures. Royal Ballet [Programs]. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn The Lilian Scott Wood Collection, 1910-1976 The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge Museum
referencedIn Parmenia Migel papers, 1945-1990. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn White, Franklin, 1924-. Interview with Franklin White. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Horton, Donald H. Donald H. Horton collection ca. 1939-ca. 1990. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Deakin, Natasha,. Interview with Natasha Deakin. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Margot Fonteyn collection, [ca. 1959-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Leslie, Caird. Letter, 1969 Aug. 26, New York, to Marian Horosko, [New York] [7] p. on 6 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Meehan, John, 1950-. Interview with John Meehan. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Nerina, Nadia,. Interview with Nadia Nerina. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Fonteyn, Margot, Dame, 1991-. Diamond night at the ballet with Dame Margot Fonteyn collection, 1982-[ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn STOPES PAPERS. Vol. LIV (ff. 152). 1. ff. 1-33v. Lieut. William Rose; 1938-1939. 2. ff. 34-54. Warren S. Tute; 1939-1942. 3. ff. 55-152. Sir John Waller, Bart.; 1939-1958.Art. Photographs: Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, ballet dancer: Photograph of a ..., 1938-1958 British Library
creatorOf Pudney, John, 1909-1977. Papers, 1850-1977 (bulk 1926-1976). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Arthur Unger collection of recorded interviews [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation research files, 1920-1989. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn De Warren, Robert,. Interview with Robert de Warren. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Larsen, Gerd,. Interview with Gerd Larsen. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Howard D. Rothschild collection on, Ballets Russes, of Serge Diaghilev: Photographs and scrapbooks, 1909-1975. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation research files, 1920-1989. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997,. Interview with Alexandra Danilova. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn American Ballet Theatre records, 1936-ca. 1967 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Harvard Theatre Collection of figurines Houghton Library
referencedIn Rowe, Marilyn, 1946-. Papers of Marilyn Rowe [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Jenner, Ann,. Interview with Ann Jenner. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Martin, Alex. Miscellaneous manuscripts. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Page, Ruth,. Interview with Ruth Page. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Reynolds, Nancy,. Interview with Richard Ellis and Christine Du Boulay. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 253+185*+44*). Granville Bantock, Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss, Nadia Boulanger, Pablo Casals, Walter Damrosch, Walford Davies, Frederick Delius, Edward Elgar, Myra Hess, Gervase Elwes, George Henschel, Gustav Holst, John Irelan... British Library
creatorOf Vol. lxxxiv c (ff. 325). 3 Jan. 1956 -21 Dec. 1956.Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier: Mary Herring, secretary to Sir T M Rattigan: Correspondence of Lord Olivier with Sir T. M. Rattigan and his secretary, M. Herring: 1948-1976: Partly signed, par... British Library
referencedIn S. L. (Sergei Leonidovich) Grigoriev papers, 1889-1972. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Larsen, Gerd,. Interview with Gerd Larsen. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn A diamond night at the ballet (Benefit perfomance) [programs]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Georgina Green Collection, 1957-1991 The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge Museum
referencedIn Dance scrapbooks, c1951-1978 Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: Laban Archive
referencedIn John Pudney Papers TXRC95-A1., 1850-1977, (bulk 1926-1976) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Ambrose DuBek dance photograph collection, 1952-1963 and undated. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Ballet du Centenaire (Company), Monte Carlo. [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Somes, Michael, 1917-1994,. Interview with Michael Somes. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Seymour, Lynn, 1939-. Interview with Lynn Seymour. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Park, Merle,. Interview with Merle Park. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993,. Interview with Rudolf Nureyev. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991. Correspondence, 1960. 2 items. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Franklin, Frederic, 1914-. Interview with Frederic Franklin. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Guest, Ivor Forbes. Correspondence with Lillian Moore, 1960. 5 folders (40 items). New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Walter Terry papers, 1913-1982 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991. Correspondence. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Howard D. Rothschild collection on, Ballets Russes, of Serge Diaghilev: Manuscripts and objects, 1908-1969 (inclusive), 1908-1929 (bulk). Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991. Letter : London, to Grace Lovat Fraser, London, 1961 Nov. 17. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Gordon Anthony Ballet and Theatrical Photograph Albums, 1935-1946 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
referencedIn Records of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, circa 1936-1978 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Ballet in motion pictures. I am a dancer. [Programs]. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn The Claudia Mair Williams Collection, 1958-1991 The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge Museum
creatorOf Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991. John Gruen presents Great artists of the dance : Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith American Ballet Theatre corporateBody
correspondedWith American Ballet Theatre corporateBody
associatedWith Anthony, Gordon person
associatedWith Balanchine, George. person
associatedWith Ballet du Centenaire (Company), Monte Carlo. corporateBody
associatedWith Claudia Mair Williams person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997, person
associatedWith Deakin, Natasha, person
associatedWith Denham, Sergei, 1896-1970 person
associatedWith De Warren, Robert, person
associatedWith DuBek, Ambrose. person
associatedWith Elvin, Violetta Prokhorova, person
associatedWith Franklin, Frederic, 1914- person
associatedWith Fraser, Grace Lovat. person
associatedWith Green, Georgina. Dance ephemera collector person
associatedWith Grigoriev, S. L. (Sergei Leonidovich), 1883-1968 person
associatedWith Gruen, John. person
associatedWith Guest, Ivor Forbes. person
associatedWith Jenner, Ann, person
associatedWith Larsen, Gerd, person
associatedWith Leslie, Caird. person
associatedWith Marsh, Doreen person
associatedWith Martin, Alex. person
associatedWith McDowell, Henri. person
associatedWith Meehan, John, 1950- person
correspondedWith Migel, Parmenia. person
associatedWith Nerina, Nadia, person
associatedWith Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993. person
associatedWith PACT Ballet, Johannesburg. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Ruth, person
associatedWith Park, Merle, person
associatedWith Poole, David. person
associatedWith Pudney, John, 1909-1977 person
associatedWith Pushkin, Aleksandr (Aleksandr Ivanovich), 1907-1970. person
associatedWith Rothschild, Howard D. person
associatedWith Rowe, Marilyn, 1946- person
associatedWith Scott Wood, Lilian. Ballet ephemera collector person
associatedWith Seymour, Lynn, 1939- person
associatedWith Simone Michelle; Pauline Ryall; Peter Lancelot WIlliams; Dierdre McMahon person
associatedWith Somes, Michael, 1917-1994, person
associatedWith Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Terry, Walter person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Unger, Arthur person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith White, Franklin, 1924- person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
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Ballet
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Dancers
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Birth 1919

Death 1991

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English

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