Maria Tallchief

1925 - 2013

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Maria Tallchief (born Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief (𐓏𐒰𐓐𐒿𐒷-𐓍𐓂͘𐓄𐒰 "Two-Standards"; Osage family name: Ki He Kah Stah Tsa, Osage script: 𐒼𐒱𐒹𐒻𐒼𐒰-𐓆𐓈𐒷𐓊𐒷; January 24, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was a Plains Indian ballerina. She was America's first major prima ballerina and the first Osage Tribe member to hold the rank. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Tallchief has received more than 1,158,629 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Maria Tallchief is the 47th most popular dancer (up from 67th in 2019), the 3,524th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,784th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Dancer.

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  • 32

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  • 4.23

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Among dancers, Maria Tallchief ranks 47 out of 116Before her are Zizi Jeanmaire, Arthur Saint-Léon, Jiří Kylián, Léonide Massine, Birju Maharaj, and Lindsay Kemp. After her are Frederick Ashton, Louise Rasmussen, Antonio Gades, Enrico Cecchetti, Kurt Jooss, and Merce Cunningham.

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Among people born in 1925, Maria Tallchief ranks 181Before her are Arlene Dahl, Etel Adnan, Julie Harris, Don Alden Adams, Vera Vasilyeva, and Rosario Castellanos. After her are Gregorio Conrado Álvarez, Mai Zetterling, Quett Masire, Tajuddin Ahmad, Nonna Mordyukova, and Sergei Salnikov. Among people deceased in 2013, Maria Tallchief ranks 177Before her are Yury Yakovlev, Julie Harris, Tony Musante, Lau Kar-leung, Hjalmar Andersen, and Wadih El Safi. After her are Angela Voigt, Jerry Buss, Georges Lautner, Aleksandr Serebrov, Michael Ansara, and Carlo Lizzani.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Maria Tallchief ranks 3,524 out of 20,380Before her are James Forrestal (1892), Aaron Paul (1979), Rufus Wainwright (1973), John Zerzan (1943), Wayne Knight (1955), and Pernell Roberts (1928). After her are Louis Farrakhan (1933), Jim Simons (1938), Walter Cronkite (1916), Alicia Silverstone (1976), Steve Lukather (1957), and Alice Walton (1949).

Among DANCERS In United States

Among dancers born in United States, Maria Tallchief ranks 4Before her are Isadora Duncan (1877), Josephine Baker (1906), and Martha Graham (1894). After her are Merce Cunningham (1919), William Forsythe (1949), Alvin Ailey (1931), John Neumeier (1939), Doris Humphrey (1895), Adam Darius (1930), Yvonne Rainer (1934), and Katherine Dunham (1909).