Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Rudolf Nureyev Biography (1938-1993)
Full name, Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev; born March 17, 1938, on a train, near Lake Baikul, Mongolia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.); raisedin Ufa, U.S.S.R.; defected to France, June, 1961; naturalized Austrian citizen in 1982; died of complications arising from AIDS, January, 1993, in Paris,France. Addresses: Contact--S. A. Gorlinsky, Ltd., 34 Dover St., W1X 4NJ.
- Russian, Austrian
- Birth Details
- March 17, 1938
- Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
- Death Details
- January, 1993
- Paris, France
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES; BALLET
- (Soloist debut) Kirov Ballet, Leningrad, U.S.S.R., 1958.
- (London debut) Royal Academy of Dancing Gala Matinee, December, 1961.
- Solo dancer, Giselle (with Margot Fonteyn) Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, February, 1962.
- The Overcoat, Cleveland San Jose Ballet, 1991.
- Danced in over eighty ballets, including nineteenth-century classics andcontemporary roles, performing in both classical and modern style; appeared with twenty-five ballet companies, including the American Ballet Theatre, Australian Ballet, Colon Theatre Ballet, Deutsche Opera Ballet (Berlin), Dutch National Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Paris Opera Ballet, and Royal Danish Ballet.
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES; MUSICALS
- King of Siam, The King and I, O'Keefe Center, Toronto, 1989 (also toured).
Credits; STAGE WORK; CHOREOGRAPHER
- Choreographed numerous ballets, including La Bayadere, 1963; Raymonda, 1964, revised, 1983; Swan Lake, 1964; Tancredi, 1966; Sleeping Beauty, 1966; The Nutcracker, 1967, revised, 1983; Don Quixote, 1970; Romeo and Juliet, 1977;Manfred, 1979; The Tempest, 1982; Washington Square, 1985; Cinderella, Don Juan, and Giselle.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Romeo and Juliet, Embassy, 1966.
- The Bible, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966.
- I Am a Dancer, Thorn-EMI, 1972.
- Exposed, Metro Goldwyn Mayer/United Artists, 1983.
- Also appeared in An Evening with the Royal Ballet, 1963; Swan Lake, 1966;The Dancer, 1970; Don Quixote, 1972; Valentino, 1977; Washington Square, 1986; Cinderella, 1986; and The Sleeping Beauty.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- (American debut) Dancer (with Maria Tallchief), Bell Telephone Hour, NBC,1962.
- Jimmy Durante Meets the Lively Arts (special), ABC, 1965.
- The Burt Bacharach Special, CBS, 1971.
- London Bridge Special, NBC, 1972.
- America's Tribute to Bob Hope (also known as America at Its Finest:A Tribute to the Bob Hope Cultural Center), NBC, 1988.
- Film producer/fairy godmother, "Nureyev's Cinderella" (also see below), Great Performances, PBS, 1988.
- "An Evening with Jay Lerner," Great Performances, PBS, 1989.
- "The Margot Fonteyn Story," Great Performances (also known as Dance in America), PBS, 1990.
- From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1992, PBS, 1992.
- "Nureyev," Great Performances, PBS, 1993.
- Also appeared in Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet/In Tribute to Nijinsky, 1980; Sunday Night at the London Palladium, 1963; and Julie Andrews' Invitation to the Dance with Rudolf Nureyev.
Credits; TELEVISION WORK
- Writer and choreographer, "Nureyev's Cinderella," Great Performances, PBS, 1988.
- Nureyev: An Autobiography, photographs by Richard Avedon and others, Dutton, 1963.
- Dance Magazine, July, 1986, p. 48; May, 1990, p. 32.
- Esquire, March, 1991, p. 122.
- Maclean's, January 18, 1993, p. 58.
- National Review, February 1, 1993, p. 18.
- Newsweek, January 18, 1993, p. 21.
- New Yorker, February 8, 1993, p. 31.
- New York Times, January 7, 1993, pp. C18, D19; January 8, 1993, pp.
- A12, A24; January 13, 1993, pp. A18, B8; January 17, 1993, sec. 2, p.
- People, November 2, 1992, p. 60.
- Time, January 18, 1993, pp. 23, 56-57.
- Vanity Fair, March, 1993, p. 182.
- Variety, January 11, 1993, p. 78.
- World Monitor, June, 1991, p. 64.
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