Robert Helpmann

Robert Helpmann

actor, director, additional crew

Robert Helpmann was born on Apr 09, 1909 in Australia. Robert Helpmann's big-screen debut came with One of Our Aircraft Is Missing directed by Michael Powell in 1942, strarring De Jong. Robert Helpmann is known for Don Quixote directed by Robert Helpmann, Robert Helpmann stars as Don Quixote and Ray Powell as Sancho Panza. The upcoming new movie Robert Helpmann plays is Don Quixote which will be released on Sep 01, 2021.

Robert Murray Helpmann was born in Mount Gambier, Australia, as the eldest of three children born to stock and station agent James Murray Helpman and Mary Gardiner.After the family moved to Adelaide in 1914, Helpmann was educated at Prince Alfred's College, but he soon left school at the age of 14 to focus on dance, specifically ballet. He was taught ballet by Nora Stewart. Helpmann first danced solo at the Theatre Royal in Adelaide in "The Ugly Duckling" in 1922. In 1926, he was trained by Alexis Dolinoff, the leading male dancer for Anna Pavlova, whom Helpmann soon became an apprentice for. The next year, in 1927, he joined J. C. Williamson Ltd. as their star dancer.Helpmann went on to become the principal dancer at Sadlers Wells Ballet from 1933 to 1950. World renowned as a dancer and choreographer, amongst his other achievements he was the director of the Australian Ballet Company. He directed the world tour of Margot Fonteyn in 1963.Towards the end of his life, Helpmann was living in Balmoral, a suburb of Mosman, in Sydney, Australia. On September 28, 1986, Helpmann died in the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, at the age of 77, from emphysema, having been a lifelong smoker.

  • Birthday

    Apr 09, 1909
  • Place of Birth

    Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia

Known For

Movies & TV Shows