Vera Zorina

Vera Zorina, the ballet dancer and actress who was an artist in the fervent years when art and showbiz were being merged in American musical theatre, died April 9, 2003, at her home in Santa Fe, NM, according to The New York Times. Ms. Zorina appeared in London and on Broadway in works choreographed by her first husband, George Balanchine, whose classical ballet was sometimes shoe-horned and sometimes elegantly integrated into jazzy American musicals. Among her Broadway credits are Irving Berlin's Louisiana Purchase (1940), Rodgers and Hart's I Married an Angel (1941), Dream With Music (1944), The Tempest (1945), and a revival of Rodgers and Hart's On Your Toes (1954).

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  • Also known as: Eva Brigitta Hartwig
  • Born: Jan 2, 1917 in Berlin, Germany
  • Death: Apr 9, 2003 in Santa Fe, NM, USA