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Gwen Verdon

Gwen Verdon

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Also Known As: Died: October 18, 2000
Born: January 13, 1925 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Culver City, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Began appearing with mother in a dance act at age four
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By age six billed as "The Fastest Tapper in the World" and performed at Loew's State Theater on Broadway
1940:
Musical comedy debut as a dancer in Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Company revival of "Show Boat"
1943:
Film debut in "Presenting Lily Mars"
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Wrote nightclub reviews for the Hollywood Reporter in the mid-1940s
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After divorce from James Henaghan became assistant to choreographer Jack Cole
1947:
Cast by Cole in first Broadway show, Comden and Green's "Bonanza Bound"; show closed in Philadelphia after one week
1948:
Assistant choreographer (with George Martin) to Jack Cole on first Broadway musical, "Magdalena"
1950:
Broadway performing debut in the revue "Alive and Kicking", dancing with Jack Cole
1951:
Appeared as a dancer in films "On the Riviera", "David and Bathsheba", "Meet Me After the Show"
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Worked in Hollywood teaching movement to stars such as Lana Turner, Mitzi Gaynor, Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in the early 1950s
1953:
Breakthrough Broadway dance role in Michael Kidd's production of Cole Porter's "Can Can"
1958:
First co-starring film role in "Damn Yankees", recreating stage role of Lola
1972:
Non-musical Broadway debut in "Children! Children!"
1975:
Last performance in a Broadway musical, "Chicago"
1978:
Was ballet mistress on Fosse's "Dancin'"
1983:
TV-movie debut, "Legs"
1984:
Starred in TV pilot, "Community Center"
1990:
Played Mia Farrow's mother in Woody Allen's "Alcie"
1996:
Appeared in "Marvin's Room"
1998:
Oversaw the award-winning stage production "Fosse: A Celebration in Song and Dance"

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