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Also Known As: Moira King Died: January 31, 2006
Born: January 17, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: ballerina, actor

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Delicately pretty red-haired ballerina who made a stunning film debut in the classic dance drama, "The Red Sh s" (1948) by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Shearer appeared in a number of roles (not all of which involved dancing) through the 1950s, notably in Powell and Pressburger's beautifully baroque "Tales of Hoffman" (1951); the intriguing "The Man Who Loved Redheads" (1954), in which she played four roles; and Powell's unsettling landmark solo effort, "Peeping Tom" (1960). She retired in the early 1960s following her marriage to writer Ludovic Kennedy but returned to the London stage with a 1974 appearance in "Man and Wife."

Delicately pretty red-haired ballerina who made a stunning film debut in the classic dance drama, "The Red Sh s" (1948) by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Shearer appeared in a number of roles (not all of which involved dancing) through the 1950s, notably in Powell and Pressburger's beautifully baroque "Tales of Hoffman" (1951); the intriguing "The Man Who Loved Redheads" (1954), in which she played four roles; and Powell's unsettling landmark solo effort, "Peeping Tom" (1960). She retired in the early 1960s following her marriage to writer Ludovic Kennedy but returned to the London stage with a 1974 appearance in "Man and Wife."

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Black Tights (1962) Roxane
3.
 Black Tights (1960)
4.
 Peeping Tom (1960) Vivian
5.
 Man Who Loved Redheads, The (1954) Colette; Daphne; Olga; Sylvia
6.
 The Story of Three Loves (1953) Paula Woodward
7.
 The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) Dancer; Olympia; Stella
8.
 The Red Shoes (1948) Victoria Page
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Professional dancing debut with the International Ballet at age 15
:
Joined Sadler's Wells ballet at age 16
1948:
Screen debut, "The Red Shoes"

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husband:
Ludovic Kennedy. Writer, political commentator.

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