Former Swedish ballerina, Kaja was the fourth and last wife of Oliver Burgess Meredith. Kaja danced in the New york City Ballet and performed on Broadway.
Kaja Sundsten and Burgess Meredith were married for 46 years
Married to Burgess (8 Jan 1951 - 9 Sep 1997) (his death)
She is survived by a son, Jonathan (a musician) of Nevada City, Calif .; a daughter, Tala (a painter) of Borrego Springs, Calif ., and a granddaughter.
"And then, luckily, a miracle happened," Burgess said of his fourth marriage, to Kaja Sundsten, an apprentice ballet dancer about half his age whom he met when his marriage to Goddard was ending. "Silence was meaningful to me, a necessity during that period of my life. Kaja was uncomplicated and trusting." (His memoir is dedicated to her.)
From People Magazine Obit for Burgess:
Kaja, 67, a former ballet dancer whom Burgess wed in 1950 and who now lives in Northern California, was at his bedside at the end, as were son Jonathon and daughter Tala, 45, a painter. “They had their own lives,” Jonathon says of his parents’ separation. “He’d have girls and parties, and she finally said, ‘I want my own place.’ Since he’s been ailing, everything is forgiven. Deep down they really did love each other.”
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