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Frederic Franklin

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Frederic Franklin

Frederic Franklin

Frederic Franklin

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Jean-Battey-Lewis profiles dancer Frederic Franklin. On the verge of his 86th birthday, the former star of the Ballet Russe has worked with Balanchine and Agnes de Mille, and this Tuesday will appear in a major role in La Sylphide at New York's American Ballet Theater.

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