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Maria Tallchief

AKA Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief

Born: 24-Jan-1925
Birthplace: Fairfax, OK
Died: 11-Apr-2013
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: American Aborigine
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Dancer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: New York City Ballet

Father: Alexander Joseph Tall Chief ("Alec", Osage, b. 1890, d. 12-Oct-1959)
Mother: Ruth Porter Tall Chief (Irish and Scottish)
Brother: Alexander Tall Chief ("Alec")
Sister: Frances Tall Chief (b. 1913, d. 1999)
Brother: Thomas Tall Chief (b. 1919, d. 1981)
Brother: Gerald Tall Chief ("Jerry", b. 1922, d. 1999)
Sister: Marjorie Tallchief (ballerina, b. 1927)
Husband: George Balanchine (m. 16-Aug-1946, annulled 1950)
Husband: Elmourza Natirboff (aviator, m. 4-Oct-1952, div. 1954)
Husband: Henry D. Paschen, Jr. ("Buzz", m. 3-Jun-1956, one daughter)
Daughter: Elise Maria Paschen (Poet, b. Jan-1959)

    High School: Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, CA (1942)

    Chicago City Ballet
    Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet
    New York City Ballet
    Ballets Russes
    Kennedy Center Honor 1996
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1996
    National Medal of Arts 1999
    Traveled to the USSR with the American Ballet Theater Troupe (Sep-1960)
    Irish Ancestry Maternal
    Scottish Ancestry Maternal

    Ballets russes (Jan-2005) · Herself
    Million Dollar Mermaid (4-Dec-1952) · Pavlova

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