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Sr Robert Helpmann
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Birth: Apr. 9, 1909
Death: Sep. 28, 1986

Dancer, choreographer, director and actor. Born in Mount Gambier he studied locally with Pavlova's company while it was touring Australia. After performing in various musicals and revues he went to London and was accepted into Vic-Wells Ballet where he became a principal in 1934. His partnership there with Margot Fonteyn popularized dance in Britain. He created many roles including The Haunted Ballroom, Checkmate, The Prospect Before Us, Don Quixote, Dante Sonata and Cinderella among others. Hia choreographic works include Hamlet, Adam Zero and Miracle in the Gorbals. As an actor he appeared in the films The Red Shoes, Tales of Hoffmann and Don Quixote, although most noted for the part of the Child Catched in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He was joint director of the Australian Ballet with Van Praagh from 1965 until 1975 when he was sole director. Knighted in 1968 
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Said to be in Melbourne, Australia
Created by: Medora
Record added: Dec 08, 2006
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Sr Robert Helpmann
Added by: Medora
Sr Robert Helpmann
Added by: Medora
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Sir Robert....
 Added: Jun. 29, 2013
Sir Robert, you're a fixed star in the universe
- antony
 Added: Jul. 23, 2012
Rest in peace. God bless you. A sunflower sent from Northeast China
- antony
 Added: Jul. 23, 2012
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