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Anna Pavlova (I) (1881–1931)


Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in Ligovo, near St. Petersburg, Russia. She was an illegitimate daughter to parents of a Russian-Jewish background. Her real father was a wealthy businessman named Lazar Polyakov. Her mother, Lyubov Fedorovna Pavlova, was a poor peasant. Her mother's husband, Mathwey (Mathew) Pavlov, was a ... See full bio »

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 1925 The Dying Swan (Short)
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 1916 The Dumb Girl of Portici
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 1982 Pavlova: A Tribute to the Legendary Ballerina (TV Special) (choreographer)
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 2012 100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance (TV Special documentary)
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 2010 Time to Remember (TV Series documentary)
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- Stage and Screen (2010) ... Self
 2009 For Art's Sake: The Story of Ballets Russes (TV Movie documentary)
Self - Dancer: Ballets Russes
 1982 Van Kerslig tot Kollig (TV Series documentary)
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 1971 Big Jake
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 1950 Wonderful Times (Documentary)
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 1950 The Golden Twenties (Documentary)
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 1935 The Immortal Swan (Documentary)
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Other Works:

She performed in the ballet, "The Dying Swan (Le Cygne)," in an American premiere production at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Michel Fokine was choreographer. Camille Saint-Saens was composer. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Portrayals | 9 Articles | See more »
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Ballet dancer with Sergei Diaghilev from 1908-1914. Then went on to form her own company. See more »

Trademark:

The short ballet "The Dying Swan". Pavlova danced this to the music of "The Swan", from Camille Saint-Saens' "The Carnival of the Animals".

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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