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Born: July 1, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: France Profession: Cast ...
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Was a professional ballet dancer from mid-1940s
1951:
Film acting debut in "An American in Paris"
1953:
Played signature role of "Lili"; earned Oscar nomination
1954:
Appeared as Ella in "The Glass Slipper", a retelling of Cinderella
1955:
Last dance musical, "Daddy Long Legs", opposite Fred Astaire
1958:
Made her London stage debut playing the title role of "Gigi"
1958:
Last musical, "Gigi" (singing voice was dubbed)
1959:
French language film debut in Abel Gance's "Austerlitz"
1963:
Earned second Oscar nomination for dramatic turn in "The L-Shaped Room"
1964:
Starred opposite Cary Grant in "Father Goose"
1974:
Had major role in the ABC miniseries "QB VII"
1977:
Portrayed flamboyant screen star Alla Nazimova in Ken Russell's "Valentino"
1984:
Appeared in CBS's star-studded miniseries of Sydney Sheldon's "Master of the Game"
1985:
Starred in national tour of "On Your Toes"
1992:
Appeared in Louis Malle's "Damage", playing the mother of Juliette Binoche's character
1995:
Acted in Peter Chelsom's "Funny Bones"; stellar cast included Oliver Platt, Jerry Lewis and Oliver Reed
1997:
Cast as Sela Ward's mother-in-law in "Passion's Way" (CBS)
2000:
Co-starred with Judi Dench and Ian Holm in the HBO original "The Last of the Blonde Bombshells"
2000:
Reunited with Dench and Binoche in "Chocolat"
2003:
Appeared in James Ivory's "Le Divorce" opposite Naomi Watts and Thierry Lhermitte
2006:
Made a rare appearance in front of American cameras to guest-star on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU"
2009:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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