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Zizi Jeanmaire
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    (April 29, 1924-July 17, 2020)
    Born in Paris, France
    Birth name was Renee Marcelle Jeanmaire
    Prima ballerina in Les Ballets des Champs-Elysees
    Became famous for her performance in 'Carmen' (1949)
    Appeared in the films 'Hans Christian Anderson' (1952), 'Anything Goes' (1956), 'Folies-Bergere' (1956), 'Too Many Lovers' (1957) and 'Guinguette' (1959)
    In several of her films, she was billed using the single name 'Jeanmaire.'
    Time magazine said she had a 'raspy, pushcart-vendor voice.'
    She starred on Broadway in a revival of 'Can-Can' that folded after five performances (1981).
    Her dancing was known for its energy and passion.
    She has been married to choreographer Roland Petit for over 50 years.
    Howard Hughes was so obsessed with her that he bought an entire ballet company as part of an (unsuccessful) attempt to seduce her.

Credit: C. Fishel

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