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  TheatreDance.com | The Tradition | Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon was born on January 16th, 1925 and died Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at age 75.
Verdon, who was married to choreographer Bob Fosse, worked intermittently in films in the 1950s and re-created her role as the seductress Lola in the Broadway hit Damn Yankees for the 1958 film.
Gwen Verdon netted three more Tonys in quick succession for her starring roles on-stage in Damn Yankees (1956), New Girl in Town (1958), and Redhead (1959), all of which were directed or choreographed by her future husband, Bob Fosse.
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 Internet Obituary Network, Obituary for Gwen Verdon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Verdon was cast in a revival of "Show Boat", but shocked her parents and instructors when she abandoned her budding career to elope with tabloid reporter James Henaghan.
Verdon's quest for work led her to a position as the assistant to choreographer Jack Cole, a temperamental genius whose work was respected by both Broadway and the top Hollywood film studios.
Verdon's "Garden of Eden" number literally stopped the show, the audience thundering her name until the startled actress was brought out of her dressing room in her bathrobe to take a curtain call.
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 Gwen Verdon biography .ms (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As a child, Gwen was afflicted with rickets, which left her legs so badly bent and misshapen she was called "Gimpy" by other children and spent her early years in orthopedic boots and stiff braces.
Verdon was accompanying Fosse to the 1987 revival of Sweet Charity in Washington and held him in her arms when he suffered a fatal heart attack on the walk outside the theatre.
Gwen Verdon died quietly in her sleep at the home of her daughter, Nicole Fosse, in Pomfret, Vermont, at age seventy-five.
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 Gwen Verdon
Gwen was born Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon on January 13, 1925, in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, and died on October 18, 2000, in Woodstock, Vermont.
Verdon also worked with Fosse on New Girl in Town, the story of a onetime prostitute, based on the Eugene O'Neill story Anna Christie (which had been Greta Garbo's first talking picture), and on Redhead, a murder-mystery set in Victorian England especially shaped to the talents of its auburn-tressed star.
Verdon is survived by her daughter with Fosse, Nicole, and her son, Jim Henaghan, from an earlier marriage.
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 Gwen Verdon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
By the age of six, feisty redheaded Gwen was performing on stage as a tap dancer.
Verdon received a pay raise and her first Tony Award for her triumphant performance.
Verdon appeared as the mother of "Alice" in the Woody Allen movie Alice (1990) and as "Ruth" in Marvin's Room (1996), which co-starred Meryl Streep and Hume Cronyn.
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 Gwen Verdon - Moviefone
Gwen Verdon became a professional performer at 22 -- rather late for a dancer, though she managed to make up for lost time by becoming one of the...
Gwen Verdon died quietly in her sleep of natural causes at the home of her...
Gwen Verdon was that rarest of endangered species, a Broadway star.
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 Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon was considered Broadway’s best dancer in the 1950s and 60s.
With flaming red hair and an ill-mannered attitude, she had a rough marriage to Bob Fosse for quite some time.
Gwen is best known as Lola in Damn Yankees.
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 CNN.com - Entertainment - Gwen Verdon, dancing star of Broadway, dies at 75 - October 19, 2000
Verdon died in her sleep Wednesday at the home of her daughter in Woodstock, Vermont.
Verdon made her Broadway debut in 1950 in a short-lived revue called "Alive and Kicking." Theatergoers first noticed her in 1953 in "Can-Can," the Cole Porter musical in which she literally stopped the show.
Verdon made few movies, but did repeat her Broadway success in the 1958 film version of "Damn Yankees." Among her other movies were "The Cotton Club" (1984), "Cocoon" (1985) and "Marvin's Room" (1996).
archives.cnn.com /2000/SHOWBIZ/News/10/19/obit.verdon.ap   (661 words)

  
 Astrology Software with Interpretations - Magi Astrology of Compatibility and Love - Gwen Verdon, Bob Fosse - astrology ...
Verdon and Fosse were married from 1960 until Fosse died in 1987.
In essence, Gwen lived with heartbreak because the man she married was having one affair after another and another and another.
When Gwen married Bob Fosse, she had to have realized that Fosse would meet thousands of other women in future auditions, just the way she did before.
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 Playbill News: Coleman, Rivera and Others Recall Gwen Verdon's Gifts at Feb. 20 Memorial
Broadway dance legend Gwen Verdon was remembered as an actress, a dancer, a star, a friend, a mother and grandmother at a crowded memorial tribute Feb. 20 at the Broadhurst Theatre, where Fosse, the last Broadway show she would be associated with, is still packing them in.
Verdon, one of the quintessential Broadway musical stars of the 20th century, died in her sleep during the night of Oct. 17-18, 2000, in Woodstock, VT, where she was visiting her daughter, Nicole.
Verdon was born to Joseph William and Gertrude Verdon on Jan. 13, 1925, in Culver City, CA.
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 Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon Collection: Finding Aids (Performing Arts Reading Room, Music Division,Library of Congress)
Gwen Verdon, born in Los Angeles, California, in 1925, began her career as a dancer and continued to play roles throughout her career that employed her extraordinary dancing talents.
Fosse and Verdon were married in 1960 and had one daughter, Nicole Fosse, also a professional dancer who appeared on Broadway in "Phantom of the Opera".
The Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon Collection is an extensive collection of multi-format materials documenting the professional lives of two of America's most notable artists of the twentieth century.
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 Dancer History Archives by StreetSwing.com - Gwen Verdon - Main Page
Gwen's mother Gertrude Verdon was a dancer and vaudeville veteran.
Gwen had 'rickets' as a child and was often nicknamed 'Gimpy' because of the leg braces she had to wear.
Gwen Verdon, would become a star in the 1953 musical 'Can-Can' at the age of twenty-eight.
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 Broadway: The American Musical . Stars Over Broadway . Gwen Verdon | PBS
After assisting the notable choreographer Jack Cole on "Magdalena" (1948), Verdon made her first appearance on Broadway two years later in "Alive and Kicking." However, it was Cole Porter's "Can-Can" that made her a star in 1953.
In 1959, Verdon won outright when she starred with Richard Kiley in "Redhead." After that, Broadway audiences had to wait another seven years before they saw Verdon on the musical stage, but the wait was more than worthwhile.
A year later, Gwen Verdon received the 1993 New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in which fellow Broadway legends such as Richard Adler, Chita Rivera, Cy Coleman, John Kander, and Fred Ebb gathered to pay tribute.
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Verdon is a natural choice for the Rodgers Award.
Gwen Verdon received a pay raise, a Tony Award, and Lilo's ego received a severe blow for her part in "Can Can".
Don Ameche wants to get back on the spaceship, for example, because to his wonderment he and his middle-aged wife (Gwen Verdon) are expecting a baby, and he wants to live long enough to see the child grow up.
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 A Tribute: Gwen Verdon
Broadway's brightest dancing star, Gwen Verdon, the star of such musicals as "Damn Yankees," "Sweet Charity" and "Chicago," died of a heart attack on October 17, 2000 at the age of 75.
Verdon made her Broadway debut in 1950 in a short-lived revue called "Alive and Kicking." However, it wasn't until 1953 that theatergoers first noticed her -- in "Can-Can," the Cole Porter musical in which she literally stopped the show.
Even though Verdon wasn't the leading star in the play, it was Verdon who got all the reviews for a provocative "Garden of Eden" ballet and an apache dance, both created by choreographer Michael Kidd.
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 Biography for Gwen Verdon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Her name was Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon, and she was the only Broadway star who had the capability of outshining greats, such as Ethel Merman.
When she was a child, Gwen was afflicted with rickets, a disease that left her legs so badly misshapen that she was called "Gimpy" by other children and had to wear orthopedic boots and stiff braces.
Verdon left the stage, went to her dressing room and changed into her bathrobe.
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 Gwen Verdon
Fosse's wife Gwen Verdon was then just shy of fifty when, in Chicago, she played a woman in her twenties.
Verdon and she was beaming — happier for the love being shown for the memory of her late husband than for the warm hands she'd received.
I glanced over at Gwen Verdon and she was crying.
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 Gwen Verdon Photos - Gwen Verdon News - Gwen Verdon Information
During the run of the Broadway musical Chicago, Gwen had to leave due to a throat infection that kept her hospitalized.
Gwen actually taught Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell both how to dance for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Gwen won a Grammy Award for the cast recording of the musical Redhead.
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 Gwen Verdon Biography (Dancer/Actor) — Infoplease.com
Known especially for her impudent verve and flaming red hair, Verdon won four Tony awards during the 1950s and was nominated twice more after that.
Verdon had a lengthy, stormy marriage to director and choreographer Bob Fosse; their relationship was depicted in part in his movie
In later years Verdon had roles in various movies and made guest appearances on many TV series.
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 Playbill News: Alvin Ailey Announces Bob Fosse-Gwen Verdon Fellowship
The fellowship to the professional division of The Ailey School was established after a major gift from Nicole Fosse, the daughter of the late Broadway talents, Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.
Gwen Verdon won Tony Awards for her performances in Can-Can, Damn Yankees, New Girl in Town and Redhead.
Verdon, who died in 2000, was the artistic advisor for Fosse, the Tony-winning Broadway musical that re-created scenes from many Bob Fosse productions.
www.playbill.com /news/article/82447.html   (475 words)

  
 Gwen Verdon : The Girl I Left Home For - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Broadway star Gwen Verdon didn't make too much of a dent in the jazz-pop market, but this fine album from the late '50s makes one wish she had.
Helped out by Joe Reisman's fluid blend of pop gloss and lounge swing, Verdon mixes in well-known numbers like "The Lady Is a Tramp" and "Ain't Misbehavin'" with obscure novelties like "Hot Night in Alaska" and Cole Porter's "Mr.
At times, she even sounds a bit like Blossom Dearie, who, like Verdon, had a knack for nicely dusting off less well-traveled gems from the stage.
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 CNN.com - Entertainment - Gwen Verdon, Broadway's premier female dancer, dead at 75 - October 18, 2000
Gwen Verdon, Broadway's premier female dancer, dead at 75
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gwen Verdon, Broadway's premier female dancer who was the seductive Lola in "Damn Yankees" and the saucy, love-struck Charity in "Sweet Charity," died Wednesday of natural causes.
Verdon did her best work with director and choreographer Bob Fosse, to whom she was married for 15 years.
archives.cnn.com /2000/SHOWBIZ/Arts/10/18/gwen.verdon.ap   (213 words)

  
 Gwen Verdon Portrait Photograph
Description: 1959: American actor, singer and dancer Gwen Verdon (1925-2000) stares wide-eyed while leaning on her hands in a promotional headshot portrait for Bob Fosse's Broadway musical 'Redhead'.
Verdon won a Tony Award for the role.
Our Photographs - are hand crafted, using high quality state of the art color-layer paper that provide image stability for more than 100 years before any noticeable fading occurs.
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 Divas - The Site / The Curtain Call Chiques / Gwen Verdon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
She stole the show from star Lilo, who later said, "I called it the Battle of Verdon!" In 1954, Verdon went to play the siren Lola in Damn Yankees, dancing amazing Fosse choreography and making a sensation with "Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)" and winner her second Tony.
As Englishwoman Essie Whimple, Verdon played a possible victim of Jack the Ripper in Redhead (1959), which was also choreographed by Fosse, whom Verdon married in 1960.
This was Verdon's last stage appearance, and she died on October 18th, 2000.
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