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Tanaquil Le Clercq - Polio and Famous People Who Survived It

The disease polio was prevalent in the 20th century until a vaccine was developed in the 1950s. Learn more about iron lungs, polio and the famous people who survived it, including ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and more.

Jun 5th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Tanaquil Le Clercq - Watch Le Clercq in New York City Ballet Repertoire

See film excerpts of Tanaquil Le Clercq dancing with the New York City Ballet and learn about the repertoire she performed in during her career as a soloist in Balanchine's ballet company.

Jun 5th, 2014 | 0 comments

Tanaquil Le Clercq - Director's Statement by Nancy Buirski

Director Nancy Buirski reveals the music, muses and films that inspired her to write, direct and produce a documentary about the great ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq.

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Tanaquil Le Clercq - Watch Excerpt: Tanaquil Le Clercq, the Ideal Balanchine Dancer

Le Clercq was a young student at the School of American Ballet when she caught the attention of George Balanchine. Her body, tall and thin, was unusual at the time for a ballet dancer, but her talent and personality led her to become Balanchine's muse.

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Tanaquil Le Clercq - Biography and Photos of Tanaquil Le Clercq

The biography, career and relationships of dancer Tanaquil Le Clercq, with photos.

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Tanaquil Le Clercq - Full Film: Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun

Emmy-winning filmmaker Nancy Buirski spotlights Le Clercq’s ballet career, struggle with polio, and influence on George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and dance. Tanaquil Le Clercq (1929–2000), known as “Tanny,” mesmerized audiences as principal dancer with the New York City Ballet.

Jun 3rd, 2014 | 0 comments

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Pete Seeger - Full Film: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

In memoriam to Pete Seeger, American Masters presents the full film Pete Seeger: The Power of Song online. PBS will rebroadcast the 2008 documentary beginning January 30, 2014. Check local listings.

Jan 30th, 2014 | 0 comments

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JD Salinger - Six Degrees of Salinger

Playing fast and loose with the Six Degrees of Separation game, American Masters looks at its archives to see what the great American writer J.D. Salinger has in common with the lives and careers of 11 other American Masters.

Jan 16th, 2014 | 0 comments

JD Salinger - Timeline of Major Events

Timeline of major events in the life of writer J.D. Salinger (Jan 1, 1919 – Jan 27, 2010), including his education, relationships, and literary achievements.

Jan 15th, 2014 | 0 comments
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