Zorina, Vera (1917 – 2003)
Norwegian ballet star; actress and choreographer.
Vintage signature on pale yellow album leaf. Comes with a vintage black/white glossy of the actress in I Was An Adventuress. Accompanied by a 1940 publicity still for I Was An Adverturess, co-starring Richard Greene, Peter Lorre and Eric von Stroheim.
Zorina was a member of the famed Ballet Russe, and married to choreographer George Balanchine. Her second marriage, (1946-77) was to Columbia Records president Goddard Lieberson.
Ms. Zorina made a few films, including Follow the Boys, The Goldwyn Follies, I Was An Adventuress, Star Spangled Rythm, Lover Come Back. Afterwards, she was active as an opera director in Sante Fe, New Mexico.