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Margery Beddow Collection

Identifier: BRSCA-MB-003
The Margery Beddow collection contains souvenir programs and photographs from her time in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.


  • 1923-2010

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The Collections are available by appointment. Please email or call 405/325-5181.

Conditions Governing Use

The Ballets Russes Special Collections and Archive holds the physical rights only to most materials. Researchers must secure written permission from the Archive to publish archival material. Researchers assume all responsibility for conforming to copyright laws and for correctly citing the source of the archival material.


2 folders, 1 digital folder Item


Margery Beddow was a dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Her collection consists of souvenir programs and photographs.

Biographical / Historical

Margery Beddow grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and began dancing under the tutelage of Sandra Savero. She went on to dance with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and then the Slavenska-Franklin Company. She joined the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1954 and danced a variety of roles including Zobeide in Scheherazade, the Queen of the Willies in Giselle, and Pas de Trois in Swan Lake with Gertrude Tyven and Yvonne Chouteau. She went on to a Broadway career, and she became a specialist in the Bob Fosse style, appearing in three of his Broadway shows and doing four others on tour. She also wrote the book Bob Fosse's Broadway, a study of his work. She worked as a choreographer, both on Broadway and out on tour. She also acted in several Hollywood films. She died at the age of 72 in 2010.
The (bibliographic) title for the finding aid associated with this Resource. Examples: Register of the Collection of Jason Twirly Inventory of the Papers of the Reese Family List of the Drawings and Models of the Simon and Simon Architectural Firm Margery Beddow Collection
The collection was inspected and arranged by Tara Davis. The collection was databased by Jessie Hopper in 2012. Edited by Jakob Hertzel 2015.
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Repository Details

Part of the Ballets Russes Archive at the School of Dance at the University of Oklahoma Repository

The University of Oklahoma School of Dance
560 Parrington Oval, Room 1000
Norman Oklahoma 73019