Margot Fonteyn’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 18, 1919

Death Date

Feb 21, 1991

Age of Death

71 years

Cause of Death

Cancer

Place of Death

Feb 21, 1991

Profession

Dancer

The dancer Margot Fonteyn died at the age of 71. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

English classical ballet dancer who received international acclaim. As a Prima Ballerina with The Royal Ballet, she appeared in Cinderella, The Firebird, Swan Lake, Giselle, and numerous other ballets.

She was born to an Irish-Brazilian mother and a British father. She was married to Panamanian ambassador Roberto Emilio Arias for thirty-four years.

Quotes

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“The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.” (Margot Fonteyn)

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“Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.” (Margot Fonteyn)

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“Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.” (Margot Fonteyn)

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“Take your work seriously, but never yourself.” (Margot Fonteyn)

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“Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the first time.” (Margot Fonteyn)