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Erik Bruhn (1928–1986)

Erik Bruhn was born on October 3, 1928 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Erik Belton Evers Bruhn. He was an actor, known for Giselle (1970), Hans Christian Andersen (1952) and Swan Lake (1967). He died on April 1, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. See full bio »

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Giselle Duke Albrecht
Hans Christian Andersen The Hussar - Danced by
Swan Lake Actor
The Bell Telephone Hour Himself - Ballet Dancer / Himself - Dancer / Himself / Himself - ballet dancer


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 1970 Giselle
Duke Albrecht
 1967 Swan Lake (TV Movie)
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen
The Hussar - Danced by
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 1967 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Many Faces of Romeo and Juliet (1967) ... (performer: "Pas de deux")
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen (performer: "Ice Skating Ballet" - uncredited)
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 1967 Swan Lake (TV Movie) (choreographer)
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 2000 Erik Bruhn: I Am the Same, Only More (Documentary short)
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary)
Archival footage from 'Hans Christian Andersen'
 1976 Live From Lincoln Center (TV Series)
Himself (interviewee)
- American Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake (1976) ... Himself (interviewee)
 1961-1967 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Himself - Ballet Dancer / Himself - Dancer / Himself - ballet dancer / ...
- The Many Faces of Romeo and Juliet (1967) ... Himself - ballet dancer
- Episode #6.4 (1963) ... Himself - Ballet Dancer
- Episode #5.2 (1962) ... Himself - Ballet Dancer
- A Measure of Music (1962) ... Himself - Dancer
 1948 Stars in Your Eyes (TV Series)
- Episode dated 10 July 1948 (1948) ... Himself
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 2016 Artists in Love (TV Series documentary)
- Rudolf Nureyev & Erik Bruhn (2016) ... Himself
 2015 Darcey's Ballet Heroes (TV Movie documentary)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in the ballet, "La Sylphide," at the New York State Theater in New York City with Carla Fracci in the cast. Jean Schneitzhoeffer was composer. Adolphe Nouritt was writer. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

It is important, even if you performed a role the night before, to think, 'This is the first time this is going to happen.


Unmarried. See more »

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