Helpmann, Robert

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Robert Helpmann
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Helpmann, Robert Gender: M
born on 9 April 1909 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Mount Gambia, Australia, 37s50, 140e46
Timezone ACST h9e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°26' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 22°53 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 06°17'


Australian ballet dancer, choreographer, actor, producer and director of ballet and stage plays who began his dance training at age five and performed from the time he was 11. After 1927, he toured Australia in plays, musicals and comedies. He moved to London in December 1932 to the corp-de-ballet of Sadler's Wells Co. At that time, he added the extra 'n' to the family name.

Helpmann was named Australian of the Year in 1966, and knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1968.

He met 19-year old Michael Benthall on 10/17/1938; they were lifetime companions up until the time of Benthall's death.

In July 1986, Helpmann was hospitalized with bleeding ulcers, severe bronchitis and pneumonia.

He died on 9/28/1986, 3:26 AM AEST, Sydney, Australia.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 28 September 1986 (Age 77)
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  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 17 October 1938 (Michael Benthall)
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  • Family : Change residence December 1932 (Australia to London)
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  • Misc. : Changed Name December 1932 (Added "n" to family name)
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  • Work : Prize 1968 (Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II)

Source Notes

"The Helpman Family Story," "My baby was born on the Good Friday of 1909 at 8:00 in the morning"


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (Ballet, choreographer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Ballet and stage plays)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Gastrointestinal (Bleeding ulcers)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia (Severe, with other illnesses)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Debut at five)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Ballet and stage plays)
  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (With Michael 47 years)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted (By QE II)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Added one N to surname)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung (Severe bronchitis)