Rudolf Nureyev
Date of Birth
Mar 17, 1938
Birth Place:
Irkutsk, Russia


Matchless Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev had a passing relationship with films as early as 1958, when as a member of the Kirov Ballet (later the Saint Petersburg Ballet), he was prominently featured in the Soviet short subject Le Corsaire. After his defection to the West in 1961, Nureyev confined his activities to the ballet stage, most often in collaboration with longtime partner Margot...