Sono Osato in Francesca da Rimini costume
|Born||August 29, 1919|
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
|Died||December 26, 2018 (aged 99)|
Manhattan, New York, United States
(m. 1943; his death 2014)
Sono Osato (August 29, 1919 – December 26, 2018) was an American dancer and actress.
Osato began her career at the age of fourteen with the Ballets Russe de Monte-Carlo; she later went on to dance with American Ballet Theatre (then Ballet Theatre). While at ABT, she danced roles in such ballets as Kenneth MacMillan's Sleeping Beauty, Antony Tudor's Pillar of Fire, and Bronislava Nijinska's The Beloved.
References[change | change source]
- Distant Dances (1980), autobiography by Sono Osato
- Goldstein, Richard (December 26, 2018), "Sono Osato, Japanese-American Ballet Star, Is Dead at 99", The New York Times