Tamara Toumanova

Ballet Dancer
Born Mar 2, 1919
Hometown Tyumen
Died May 29, 1996
Death Place City of Santa Monica
Other Names Khassidovitch, Ta...

Tamara Toumanova was a prominent American ballerina and actress of Polish and Armenian descent. She made her debut at the age of 10 at the children's ballet of Paris Opera and was soon discovered by her fellow émigré, balletmaster George Balanchine, who made Tamara the star of his performances in the United States. While most of Toumanova's career was dedicated to ballet, she appeared in several films as well.… Read More

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1919 Birth Born on March 2, 1919.


1996 77 Years Old Toumanova died in Santa Monica, California, on May 29, 1996, aged 77, from undisclosed causes. … Read More
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