Sep 11 2010
Legendary ballerina Pearl Argyle was born in Johannesburg in 1910. she played an important part in the early years of British ballet. She made her debut in 1926 with Ballet Rambert. Then became ballerina with the Camargo Society. From 1935 to 1938 she was a principal dancer with Vic-Wells Ballet.
Pearl Argyle was an early muse to Frederick Ashton, leading international dancer and choreographer who created roles for her. In the thirties Pearl was so popular that she appeared not only on stage but also in films. She was noted for her outstanding beauty, her exquisite hands and arms.
In 1938 Pearl retired from ballet, married a film director and moved to America, where performed in several Broadway musicals. She had two children but died very young when she was only 36 years old.
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