Modern dancer and choreographer. Her three-decade-long career earned her acclaim in the United States and Europe (though she was eventually banned from the U.S. for her Communist sympathies).
She died at the age of fifty when the scarf she was wearing became tangled in the wheel of a vehicle in which she was traveling.
She and Margot Fonteyn were both famous dancers.
She began her performing arts career as a member of Augustin Daly's New York City theater company.
Her two children, Dierdre and Patrick, drowned in a 1913 accident at the young ages of six and three. She later married the much-younger poet Sergei Yesenin.
- The meaning of the name Duncan: Dark Skinned Warrior