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Encyclopedia > Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
Birth name Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon
Born January 13, 1925
Culver City, California
Died October 18, 2000
Woodstock, Vermont
Spouse(s) James Henaghan (1942-1947)
Bob Fosse (1960-1987)
Tony Awards
Best Featured Actress in a Musical
1954 Can-Can
Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1956 Damn Yankees
1958 New Girl In Town
1959 Redhead


Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon (January 13, 1925October 18, 2000) was an acclaimed Tony Award-winning American dancer and actress, known professionally as Gwen Verdon. January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: The Heart of Screenland Location of Culver City in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1917-09-07 [2] Government  - City Manager Jerry Fulwood [1] Area  - City  5. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Woodstock, Vermont Woodstock is a town located in Windsor County, Vermont. ... Bob Fosse, early promotional image Bob Fosse (June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was a musical theater choreographer and director. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who is voted the best non-starring actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... The Can-Can is a musical by Jacques Offenbach from Orpheus in the Underworld: Notes: G, A-C-B-A-D-D, D-E-B-C-A-A, A-C-B-A-G-G-F#-E D-C-B-A-G, A-C-B-A-D-D, D-E-B... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... Damn Yankees is a musical comedy, a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s (when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball), in Washington, D.C., with a script by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. ... A New Girl in Town (Musical) A New Girl in Town was a musical from a book by George Abbott, which was based on Eugene ONeills play Anna Christie. The music was written by Bob Merrill. ... // Redhead (Musical) Redhead is a Broadway musical set in London in the 1880s, around the time of Jack the Ripper. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life & career

Verdon was born in Culver City, California, the second child of Joseph William Verdon (December 31, 1896-June 23, 1978) and Gertrude Lilian Standring (October 24, 1896-October 16, 1956), who were British emigrants to the United States by way of Canada.[1] Her brother was William Farrell Verdon (August 1, 1923-June 10, 1991). The Verdon family could be described as "showpeople". Her father was an electrician at MGM Studios, and her mother was a former vaudevillian of the Denishawn dance troupe, as well as a dance teacher.[2] As a child, Gwen was afflicted with rickets, leaving her legs so badly misshapen she was called "Gimpy" by other children and spent her early years in orthopedic boots and rigid leg braces. Her mother put 3 year-old Gwen in dance classes; ballet training strengthened her legs and improved her carriage. Motto: The Heart of Screenland Location of Culver City in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1917-09-07 [2] Government  - City Manager Jerry Fulwood [1] Area  - City  5. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... An electrician hooking up a generator to a homes electrical panel. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rickets is a softening of the bones in children potentially leading to fractures and deformity. ... Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (BE: orthopaedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic and recurrent injuries and other disorders of the locomotor system, its musclular and bone parts. ... Painting of ballet dancers by Edgar Degas, 1872. ...


By age six, the redheaded Gwen was performing on stage as a tap dancer. She went on to study multiple dance forms, ranging from tap, jazz, ballroom and flamenco, to Balinese and juggling. At age eleven, she appeared as a solo ballerina in the musical romance film The King Steps Out (1936), directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Grace Moore and Franchot Tone. She attended Hamilton High School in Los Angeles and also studied under the renowned ballet master, Ernest Belcher. While in high school, she was cast in a revival of Show Boat. Josef von Sternberg (29 May 1894 – 22 December 1969) was an Austrian-American film director. ... Grace Moore photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Mary Willie Grace Moore (December 5, 1898 - January 26, 1947) was an American operatic soprano and actress. ... Franchot Tone Franchot Tone (February 27, 1905 – September 18, 1968) was an American actor. ... Alexander Hamilton High School is on the westside of Los Angeles, California. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... This article should be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. One notable exception is the song Bill, which was originally written for Kern in 1918 by P. G. Wodehouse but reworked by Hammerstein for Show Boat, and two songs...


Verdon shocked her parents and instructors when she abandoned her budding career at age 17 to elope with her first husband in 1942. In 1945, she appeared as a dancer in the movie musical The Blonde From Brooklyn. After her divorce, she entrusted her young son, Jimmy, to the care of her parents. Look up Career in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Adult career

Early on, Verdon found a job as assistant to choreographer Jack Cole, whose work was respected by both Broadway and major Hollywood movie studios. During her five-year employment with Cole, she took small roles in movie musicals as a "specialty dancer". She also gave dance instruction to performers who eventually became stars, such as Jane Russell, Gene Kelly, Fernando Lamas, Lana Turner, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe. Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... A movie studio is a controlled environment for the making of a film. ... Jane Russell (born June 21, 1921) is an American actress and sex symbol. ... Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996), better known as Gene Kelly, was an American dancer, actor, singer, director, producer, and choreographer. ... Fernando Alvaro Lamas (born January 9, 1915 in Buenos Aires, Argentina – died October 8, 1982 in Los Angeles, California) was an Argentine actor and director, and the father of actor Lorenzo Lamas. ... Lana Turner (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an Academy award-nominated American film actress. ... Betty Grable (December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973) was an American dancer, singer, and actress. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. ...


Verdon started out on Broadway as a "gypsy", going from one chorus line to another. Her breakthrough role finally came when she was cast by choreographer Michael Kidd as the second female lead in Cole Porter's musical Can-Can (1953), which starred French prima donna Lilo. Out-of-town reviewers hailed Verdon's interpretation of Eve in the Garden of Eden ballet as a performance that upstaged the show's star, who jealously demanded Verdon's role be cut to only two featured dance numbers. With her role reduced to little more than an ensemble part, Verdon formally announced her intention to quit by the time the show premiered on Broadway. But her opening night Garden of Eden performance was so well-received, the audience screamed her name until the startled actress was brought out of her dressing room in her bathrobe to take a curtain call. Verdon received a pay increase and her first Tony Award for her triumphant performance. A chorus line is a substantial group of dancers who together perform synchronized routines, usually in musical theatre. ... Michael Kidd (born Milton Greenwald 12 August 1919) is an Jewish-American film and stage choreographer. ... Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter from Indiana. ... The Can-Can is a musical by Jacques Offenbach from Orpheus in the Underworld: Notes: G, A-C-B-A-D-D, D-E-B-C-A-A, A-C-B-A-G-G-F#-E D-C-B-A-G, A-C-B-A-D-D, D-E-B... Look up Prima donna in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...


With flaming red hair and an irreverent attitude, Verdon was considered the best dancer on Broadway in the 1950s and 1960s. She would forever be identified with her role as the vampish "Lola" in Bob Fosse's Damn Yankees (1955), which is based on the novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant. In the play, Verdon played a Devil's disciple who entices a baseball aficionado to sell his soul to play for the Washington Senators. The musical ran for 1,019 performances. She won another Tony and went to Hollywood to repeat her role in the 1958 movie version, Damn Yankees. Bob Fosse, early promotional image Bob Fosse (June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was a musical theater choreographer and director. ... Damn Yankees is a musical comedy, a modern retelling of the Faust legend, set in Washington, D.C., with book by Douglass Wallop and George Abbott and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. ... Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ... Damn Yankees is a musical comedy, a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s (when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball), in Washington, D.C., with a script by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. ...


In 1966, Verdon returned to the stage in the role of Charity in Sweet Charity, which like many of her earlier Broadway triumphs was choreographed by longtime husband Bob Fosse. The show became a Broadway cult classic and was followed by a movie version starring Shirley MacLaine, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis Jr. and Chita Rivera. Verdon helped choreograph the numbers, which included the legendary "Big Spender", the fast-paced "Rhythm of Life" and the show-stopping "If My Friends Could See Me Now". Sweet Charity, based on Federico Fellinis screenplay for Nights of Cabiria, is a musical directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and book by Neil Simon. ... Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actress, well-known not only for her acting, but for her devotion to her belief in reincarnation. ... Ricardo Montalban (born November 25, 1920 in Mexico City) is a television and film actor. ... Sammy Davis, Jr. ... A Dancers Life poster Chita Rivera (born January 23, 1933) is a Tony Award-winning American actress, dancer, and singer known for her musical theater roles. ...


She and estranged husband Bob Fosse collaborated on projects like Chicago (1975) (in which she played murderess Roxie Hart) and the musical Dancin' (1978), as well as Fosse's autobiographical movie, All That Jazz (1979). She developed a close working relationship with Fosse's domestic companion, actress Ann Reinking, and instructed for Reinking's musical theatre classes. Chicago is a musical, based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins. ... Dancin is a Broadway musical directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. ... All That Jazz is a 1979 musical film and semi-autobiographical fantasy by and about Bob Fosse. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... Ann Reinking (born November 10, 1949 in Seattle, Washington) is an American actress and dancer, most famous for her association with choreographer Bob Fosse. ...


After playing Roxie Hart in Chicago, Verdon focused on acting, playing character roles in movies such as The Cotton Club (1984), Cocoon (1985) and Cocoon: The Return (1988). She continued to instruct dance and musical theatre and to act, including receiving three Emmy Award nominations for appearances on Magnum PI (1988), Dream On (1993) and Homicide (1993). Verdon appeared as the Alice's mother in the Woody Allen movie Alice (1990) and as Ruth in Marvin's Room (1996), co-starring Meryl Streep and Hume Cronyn. In 1999, Verdon served as artistic consultant on the stage biography of her late husband's life in theatre, the current stage musical Fosse, and her daughter Nicole received a "special thanks" credit. The show received a Tony for best musical. The Cotton Club is a movie, released in 1984, centered around a popular real-life Harlem jazz club in the 1930s, the Cotton Club. ... Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film about a group of elderly humans who were rejuvenated by aliens. ... 1988 sequel to the feature film, Cocoon. ... An Emmy Award. ... Magnum, P.I. was an American television show that followed the adventures of Thomas Magnum (played by Tom Selleck), a private investigator living in Hawaii. ... Dream On S1 is out on uk DVD 30TH JULY Dream On is a cult American adult situation comedy about Martin Tupper, a dreamer whose life is full of colourful characters. ... Title screen of Homicide Homicide was an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Seven Network between 1964 and 1977. ... Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Königsberg on December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian, and playwright. ... Marvins Room is a play by Scott McPherson which tells the story of a man who had a stroke 17 years ago and has spent all of the time vegetating in his bedroom. ... Mary Louise Streep, mostly known as Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, two-time SAG-winning, Grammy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Fosse A Broadway musical based on the music & choreography of Bob Fosse (1927-1987) in the form of a review. ...


Verdon played Alora in the movie Walking Across Egypt (1999) and appeared in the movie Bruno, released in 2000. Walking Across Egypt was a coming-of-age drama shot throughout the state of Florida. ...


Verdon received a total of four Tonys, for Can-Can (1953), Damn Yankees (1955), New Girl in Town (1957) and Redhead (1959), a murder-mystery musical. She also won a Grammy Award for the cast recording of Redhead. // Redhead (Musical) Redhead is a Broadway musical set in London in the 1880s, around the time of Jack the Ripper. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Personal life & death

Verdon had two husbands, tabloid reporter James Henaghan (married 1942-divorced 1947) and Bob Fosse (married 1960-his death 1987). She and Henaghan had one son, Jim Henaghan (born 1943); she and Fosse had a daughter, Nicole Fosse (born 1963). Nicole Fosse (born March 24, 1963) is an American dancer. ...


In 1971, Verdon filed a legal separation (but never divorced) from Fosse because of his open extramarital affairs. Verdon was accompanying Fosse to the 1987 revival of Sweet Charity starring Donna McKenchie in Washington and held him in her arms when he suffered a fatal heart attack on the walk outside the theatre. Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), more commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ...


Verdon died quietly in her sleep of natural causes at the home of her daughter, Nicole Fosse, in Woodstock, Vermont, at the age of 75. At 8:00 pm on the night she died, for the first time in a long time, all the marquee lights on Broadway were dimmed in tribute to one of its greatest and brightest stars. Woodstock, Vermont Woodstock is a town located in Windsor County, Vermont. ...


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Stage appearances

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Filmography

Preceded by
Sheila Bond
for Wish You Were Here
Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
1954
for Can-Can
Succeeded by
Carol Haney
for The Pajama Game
Preceded by
Mary Martin
in Peter Pan
Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1956
for Damn Yankees
Succeeded by
Judy Holliday
in Bells Are Ringing
Preceded by
Judy Holliday
in Bells Are Ringing
Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1958
for New Girl In Town
Succeeded by
Gwen Verdon
in Redhead
Preceded by
(tie) Thelma Ritter
in New Girl In Town
and
Gwen Verdon
in New Girl In Town
Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1959
for Redhead
Succeeded by
Mary Martin
in The Sound of Music

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The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who is voted the best non-starring actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... The Can-Can is a musical by Jacques Offenbach from Orpheus in the Underworld: Notes: G, A-C-B-A-D-D, D-E-B-C-A-A, A-C-B-A-G-G-F#-E D-C-B-A-G, A-C-B-A-D-D, D-E-B... Carol Haney (December 24, 1924 _ May 10, 1964) was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts and opened a dancing school when she was fifteen years old. ... The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7-1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell. ... Mary Martin photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949 Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) born in Weatherford, Texas was a Tony Award winning American star of (mainly stage) musicals. ... Statue of Peter Pan in Bowring Park, St. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... Damn Yankees is a musical comedy, a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s (when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball), in Washington, D.C., with a script by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. ... Judy Holliday (June 21, 1921–June 7, 1965) was an Academy Award and Tony Award-winning American actress. ... Bells Are Ringing is a stage musical first mounted in 1956. ... Judy Holliday (June 21, 1921–June 7, 1965) was an Academy Award and Tony Award-winning American actress. ... Bells Are Ringing is a stage musical first mounted in 1956. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... A New Girl in Town (Musical) A New Girl in Town was a musical from a book by George Abbott, which was based on Eugene ONeills play Anna Christie. The music was written by Bob Merrill. ... // Redhead (Musical) Redhead is a Broadway musical set in London in the 1880s, around the time of Jack the Ripper. ... Ṝ Thelma Ritter (February 14, 1902 – February 5, 1969) was a six time Academy Award-nominated American character actress of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. ... A New Girl in Town (Musical) A New Girl in Town was a musical from a book by George Abbott, which was based on Eugene ONeills play Anna Christie. The music was written by Bob Merrill. ... A New Girl in Town (Musical) A New Girl in Town was a musical from a book by George Abbott, which was based on Eugene ONeills play Anna Christie. The music was written by Bob Merrill. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... // Redhead (Musical) Redhead is a Broadway musical set in London in the 1880s, around the time of Jack the Ripper. ... Mary Martin photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949 Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) born in Weatherford, Texas was a Tony Award winning American star of (mainly stage) musicals. ... The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. ...

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TheatreDance.com | The Tradition | Gwen Verdon (386 words)
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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