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Robert Helpmann

Robert Helpmann's biography

Robert Murray Helpman is 77 years old choreographer born at Mount Gambier. He was born on Friday 9th of April 1909. He is often nicknamed as Sir Bobby. According to year of birth 1909 Robert belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 9th of April means Robert is Aries. Aries is the most active sign of Zodiac, one born with this sign is a very quick learner, aggressive and passionate.

Robert is white australian. He is citizen of Australia. His primary profession is to be choreographer. You can know Robert also as stage actor, film actor, ballet dancer, theatrical director. Robert is recently known as film director.

Robert Helpmann's schools

We found 1 school Robert attended. Name of the school: Prince Alfred College.

Robert Helpmann's career

His main focus is to be choreographer. Robert is famous thanks to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Is Robert Helpmann gay ?

Robert is known to be gay.

Robert Helpmann's boyfriend

Michael Benthall

Robert Helpmann and Michael Benthall have been together since 1938 for 36 years. He is known as theatrical director. Robert´s boyfriend was born in 1919 in London. His boyfriend died on Friday 6th of September 1974 in London. Michael Benthall was 65 years old, when this happened.

How did Robert Helpmann die

He died on on Sunday 28th of September 1986 when he was 77 years old at Sydney. Robert Helpmanns death was caused by emphysema.

Awards and competitions

Robert Helpmann's Awards

  • He was awarded the Scroll of Honour in Norway in 1950.
  • He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1964 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to ballet.
  • He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1968 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to dance.
  • He was awarded Knight of the Order of the North Star in Sweden in 1954.
  • He was awarded Knight of the National Order of Cedar in Lebanon in 1957.
  • The Australian Entertainment Industry Association's annual awards are named The Helpmann Awards in Helpmann's honour.
  • Winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award.
  • Winner of the 1965 Australian of the Year Award.

What Robert Helpmann has done for a first time

  • Was the person who showed American actress Katharine Hepburn her first Lyrebirds during a working tour of Australia, when they co-starred in Shakespearian plays.
  • He first met Michael Benthall in 1938 and was his romantic partner for 36 years until Benthall's death on September 6, 1974.

Robert Helpmann's quotes

  • If I told you, you would not know; you simply would have been told.
  • The trouble with nude dancing is that not everything stops when the music does.
  • "He wasn't a great actor. He wasn't a great dancer. But he was most certainly a great mime--the perfect bridge between the two." --Moira Shearer
  • Ballet is like football. I don't understand a footballer's technique but I can see when he's playing brilliantly. People don't like ballet because they think they don't understand it. Actually they do. It's the most primitive form of appeal.
  • And I saw Australia anew through her eyes. And I realized what a tremendously thrilling country it was. And ever since then I have been coming back regularly.
  • "He inspired affection from those who knew him well, but gave little back. He inspired animosity in many people, and delighted in giving it back". -- John McCallum
  • I think you can be contemporary without taking your clothes off.
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Robert Helpmann's body shape, hair color

Lets describe how Robert Helpmann looks. We will focus on his body shape, hair color. Body build is slim. Robert´s hair is shade of brown - dark.