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Moira Shearer
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    (January 17, 1926-January 31, 2006)
    Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Birth name is Moira Shearer King
    Danced with Sadler's Wells ballet company in London (1942-1952)
    Acted in 'The Red Shoes' (1948), 'The Story of Three Loves' (1953), 'Peeping Tom' (1960) and 'A Simple Man' (1987)
    She complained that her mother forced ballet lessons on her as a child.
    Ballet critics often focused more on her good looks than her dancing.
    She retired from ballet when she was just 27 years old.
    She claimed her success in 'The Red Shoes' ruined her ballet career.
    She appeared in the controversial film 'Peeping Tom.'
    'The Red Shoes' increased the public's interest in classical ballet.
    She toured with her dance company during World War Two, enduring hard living conditions.
    Renowned ballerina Margot Fontryn said her dancing was 'as light and airy as an autumn leaf.'
    Margaret Thatcher vetoed her appointment as BBC Governor of Arts (possibly because her husband once ran for the Liberal Party).
    She liked boxing and claimed it was similar to ballet.
    She refused to finish her memoirs, saying revisiting the past was tedious.

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