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Helpmann, Sir Robert Murray (1909–1986), ballet dancer and actor, was born on 9 April 1909 at Kingsley House, Bay Road, Mount Gambier, South Australia, the eldest of the three children of James Murray Helpman (1881–1927), stock judge and auctioneer, and his wife, Mary (1883–1970)...

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Sir Robert Murray Helpmann (1909–1986) by Pamela Chandler, 1956 © Estate of Pamela Chandler / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Moira Shearer (1926–2006) by Baron, 1948 Getty Images

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Shearer, Moira [née Moira Shearer King; married name Moira Shearer Kennedy, Lady Kennedy] (1926–2006), ballet dancer, actress, and writer, was born on 17 January 1926 at Morton Lodge, Dunfermline, Fife, the only child of Harold Charles King, civil engineer, and his wife, ...

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Toye, Beryl May Jessie [Wendy] (1917–2010), actress, dancer, and theatre and film director, was born on 1 May 1917 at 13 Warwick Road, Upper Clapton, London, the daughter of Ernest Walter Toye (1878–1937), bristle merchant, and his Scottish wife, Jessie Crichton, née Ramsay (1882–1950)...