Sono Osato

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Sono Osato
Sono Osato in Francesca da Rimini costume. (6174097084).jpg
Sono Osato in Francesca da Rimini costume
Born(1919-08-29)August 29, 1919
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
DiedDecember 26, 2018(2018-12-26) (aged 99)
Manhattan, New York, United States
Spouse(s)
Victor Elmaleh
(m. 1943; his death 2014)
Children2 sons
Parent(s)Shoji Osato
Frances Fitzpatrick

Sono Osato (August 29, 1919 – December 26, 2018) was an American dancer and actress.[1]

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.

Osato was found dead on December 26, 2019 in Manhattan, aged 99.[2]

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  1. Distant Dances (1980), autobiography by Sono Osato
  2. Goldstein, Richard (December 26, 2018), "Sono Osato, Japanese-American Ballet Star, Is Dead at 99", The New York Times

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