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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
Young Dancer Sculpture
A bronze sculpture of the ballet dancer by Enzo Plazzotta
Location: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Description: Just across from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is a beautiful statue of a young dancer - a bronze sculpture by Enzo Plazzotta and unveiled in May 1988.
Enzo Plazzotta (1921 - October 12, 1981) was an Italian-born British sculptor, born in Mestre, near Venice, and spending his working life in London.