Vera Zorina

Vera Zorina

Performer

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

Roles (8)

On Your Toes Playbill - Oct 1954 On Your Toes (1954)
Opened Oct 11, 1954
  • as Vera Barnova (Original)
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Production Placeholder A Temporary Island (1948)
Opened Mar 14, 1948
  • as Suzette (Original)
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The Tempest Playbill - Feb 1945 The Tempest (1945)
Opened Jan 25, 1945
  • as Ariel (Original)
  • as Ariel (Original)
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Production Placeholder Dream with Music (1944)
Opened May 18, 1944
  • as Scheherazade (Original)
  • as Dinah (Original)
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Louisiana Purchase Playbill - June 1940 Louisiana Purchase (1940)
Opened May 28, 1940
  • as Marina van Linden (Original)
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I Married an Angel Playbill - June 1938 I Married an Angel (1938)
Opened May 11, 1938
  • as Angel (Original)
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