Robert Helpmann

1909 - 1986

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Sir Robert Murray Helpmann CBE (né Helpman, 9 April 1909 – 28 September 1986) was an Australian ballet dancer, actor, director, and choreographer. After early work in Australia he moved to Britain in 1932, where he joined the Vic-Wells Ballet (now The Royal Ballet) under its creator, Ninette de Valois. He became one of the company's leading men, partnering Alicia Markova and later Margot Fonteyn. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Helpmann has received more than 870,191 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Robert Helpmann is the 83rd most popular dancer (down from 68th in 2019), the 299th most popular biography from Australia (up from 314th in 2019) and the most popular Dancer.

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Among dancers, Robert Helpmann ranks 83 out of 76Before him are Rukmini Devi Arundale, Mrinalini Sarabhai, Frankie Manning, Balasaraswati, Yamini Krishnamurthy, and Jin Xing. After him are Antony Tudor, Twyla Tharp, Saroj Khan, Sergei Polunin, Agnes de Mille, and Sonal Mansingh.

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Among people born in 1909, Robert Helpmann ranks 330Before him are Montgomery Wilson, Lazăr Sfera, Marjorie Clark, Vladimir Barmin, Wallace Stegner, and Dragomir Tošić. After him are Evelyne Hall, C. Douglas Dillon, Frank Albertson, Ivan Fuqua, George Saling, and Howard Da Silva. Among people deceased in 1986, Robert Helpmann ranks 242Before him are Emil Jónsson, Yoshiyuki Tsuruta, Rudy Vallée, Yakima Canutt, Virginia Gregg, and Kate Smith. After him are Susan Cabot, Carlo Biagi, Edmund Rubbra, Howard Da Silva, James Gentle, and Hank Greenberg.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Robert Helpmann ranks 299 out of 925Before him are Robert Hughes (1938), Joseph Lyons (1879), Frank Gambale (1958), Josip Šimunić (1978), Arthur Fadden (1894), and Paul England (1929). After him are Gail Chanfreau (1945), Banjo Paterson (1864), Pat Rafter (1972), John Broughton (1952), Rolf Harris (1930), and Thomas Blamey (1884).

Among DANCERS In Australia

Among dancers born in Australia, Robert Helpmann ranks 1After him are Wade Robson (1982).