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Rudolf Nureyev

AKA Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev

Born: 17-Mar-1938
Birthplace: Irkutsk, Russia
Died: 6-Jan-1993
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: AIDS
Remains: Buried, Cimetière de Sainte Genevieve Des Bois, Essone, France

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Dancer

Nationality: Russia
Executive summary: Defected to France from Kirov Ballet


[1] Carolyn Soutar, The Real Nureyev (2004), pages 132-35. "Peter Martins used to say that all Rudi needed after a performance was a steak and a boy." Violette Verdy continues, "He even made a pass at my partner at the time, Mahôt. It was hysterical. He was talking to Rudolf and Rudolf told him to follow him into the bathroom. And, of course, Rudi was wearing only a towel and let it drop to the ground. I was in the other room, and Mahôt came back to tell me that he had 'never seen anything so big.' Mahôt told Rudi that it really wasn't for him and Rudolf just said that if he changed his mind to let him know."

Boyfriend: Tab Hunter

    Defected in Paris (1961)
    Endorsement of Suntory Banzai Vodka 1982

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Don Quixote (19-Jul-1973)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Exposed (22-Apr-1983)
    Valentino (7-Sep-1977)
    Don Quixote (19-Jul-1973)
    Romeo and Juliet (5-Oct-1966)

Is the subject of books:
Nureyev: His Life, 1998, BY: Diane Solway
Rudolf Nureyev, Three Years in the Kirov Theatre, 1999, BY: Pushkinsky Fond, et. al.


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