Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev

Soviet-born ballet dancer (1938–1993)
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Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev ( NEWR-ee-ef, nyuurr-AY-ef; Tatar/Bashkir: Рудольф Хәмит улы Нуриев; Russian: Рудо́льф Хаме́тович Нуре́ев, 17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993) was a Soviet-born ballet dancer and choreographer. Nureyev is regarded by some as the greatest male ballet dancer of his generation.

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Rudolf Nureyev was born on Thursday, 17 March 1938 in Irkutsk, Russia. His full name at birth was Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev. He was best known as a ballet dancer. Nureyev's country of citizenship (nationality) was Russian. He died on Wednesday, 6 January 1993 in Paris, France at the age of 54. He is buried at Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Cemetery, Paris, France. His religion is listed as Muslim. He was 5' 8" (173 cm) tall with an athletic build. He had hazel eyes and dark brown hair (color). His zodiac star sign was Pisces.

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Full name at birth
Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev
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Claim to fame
Defected to France from Kirov Ballet
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Date of birth
17 March 1938
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Place of birth
Irkutsk, Russia
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Date of death
6 January 1993
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Age
54 (age at death)
Place of death
Paris, France
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Cause of death
AIDS (-related cardiac complications)
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Resting place
Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Cemetery, Paris, France
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Occupation
Ballet dancer, choreographer
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5' 8" (173 cm)
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High Cheekbones, Cats Eyes
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A pas de deux is a dialogue of love. How can there be conversation if one partner is dumb?
  • His height was 173cm or 5 feet 8 inches.
  • Was often descibed as arrogant.
  • His rumoured affair with Margot Fonteyn is false. The pair were close friends, but never pursued a romantic relationship.
  • Wanted to marry Talitha Pol.
  • Was friends with Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas, both of whom often watched him perform.

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