Angela Isadora Duncan was an American dancer who performed to great acclaim throughout Europe. Born and raised in California, she lived and danced in Western Europe and the Soviet Union from the age of 22 until her death at age 50 when her scarf became entangled in the wheels and axle of the car in which she was travelling in Nice, France.
|Born||Angela Isadora Duncan, May 26, 1877, San Francisco, California, United States|
|Died||September 14, 1927 (aged 50), Nice, France|
|Nationality||American, French, Soviet|
|Known for||Dance and choreography|
Choreographer and modern dancer. Her three-decade career brought her international renown in the United States and Europe (though she was eventually banned from the U.S. for her Communist sympathies).
Augustin Daly's New York City theater company was where she began her performing arts career.
She died at the age of fifty when the scarf she was wearing became tangled in the wheel of a vehicle in which she was traveling.
Her two children, Dierdre and Patrick, drowned in a 1913 accident at the young ages of six and three. She eventually married Sergei Yesenin, a considerably younger poet.
She was a well-known dancer, as was Margot Fonteyn.
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