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Léonide Massine (Leonid Fedorovitch Miassine)

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Biography

Moscow, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Leonide Massine, dancer and choreographer was born in Moscow in 1895 the son of a soprano & a musician from the Bolshoi Theatre chorus. He studied acting & dance from the age of 8 at Moscow's Imperial Theatre School. He was 19 when he was spotted by Diaghilev and recruited as the principal dancer in the Ballets Russes to replace the recently married Nijinsky. Although many said that as a person he was distant and unemotional, when on stage (or film) he showed a livliness and an ability for the understanding and expressing of strong emotions and tremendous humour. Read more...

Actor

Character: The Peruvian

The Gay Parisian 1941

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Character: Spalanzani / Schlemil / Franz

The Tales of Hoffmann 1951

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Character: 'Der Geist'

Luna de miel 1959

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Character: Antonio 'Pulcinella' Petito

Neapolitan Carousel 1954

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