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Anna Pavlova (1881-1931): the most celebrated, internationally famous dancer of her time and interpreter of "Swan Lake." Born premature, she never became physically strong despite ballet practice, but her fragility and daintiness led her to develop rare qualities of expressiveness, delicacy, and fluidity of movement that enchanted audiences. Photo: with her pet swan Jack.
Anna PavlovaPrima ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931). After being diagnosed with pleurisy, she was forced to choose between a lifesaving operation that would leave her unable to dance or death. Pavlova remarked “If I can’t dance then I’d rather be dead.” She died three weeks later.