Vera Zorina

Norwegian Ballerina
Born Jan 2, 1917

Vera Zorina was a Norwegian ballerina, musical theatre actress and choreographer.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Vera Zorina.


1917 Birth Born on January 2, 1917.


1933 16 Years Old A performance at London's Gaiety Theatre led to her entrance into the company of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1933. … Read More


Between 1938 and 1946, she would appear in a number of Hollywood movie productions.
1946 29 Years Old She was also married to Columbia Records president Goddard Lieberson from 1946 until his death on May 29, 1977, by whom she had two sons: Peter Lieberson, a composer, and Jonathan Lieberson.


1948 31 Years Old Starting in 1948, Zorina was associated with Arthur Honegger's Joan of Arc at the Stake, in which she played the title role in the first American performance with the New York Philharmonic under Charles Münch.


1966 49 Years Old She subsequently played the role many times, notably in the recorded performance from the Royal Festival Hall in June 1966 with the London Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa. … Read More


1986 69 Years Old In 1986, Vera Zorina completed her autobiography entitled Zorina (New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux. 1986)
1991 74 Years Old Her final marriage was to harpsichordist Paul Wolfe from 1991 until her death at age 86.
2003 86 Years Old Died on April 9, 2003.
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