Summary: dancer and actress who starred in ballets, films and stage musicals choreographed by her husband George Balanchine, who appeared in films like 1938's The Goldwyn Follies and 1941's Louisiana Purchase and whose mix of glamour and culture made her prominent in a variety of theatrical and musical fields.
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage
Born: January 2, 1917
Died: April 9, 2003
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico