Marge Champion
American actor and dancer
Marge Champion
Marge Champion is an American dancer, choreographer, and actress.
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Howard Keel Movie Schedule: KISMET, LOVELY TO LOOK AT, FLOODS OF FEAR - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: Kathryn Grayson, Red Skelton, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Gower Champion, Marge Champion, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Kurt Kasznar, Marcel Dalio. C-102 mins. 2:30 PM SHOW BOAT (1951) Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old
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Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune 'Steps in Time' at The Colonial Theatre - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
He is backed up by the multi-talented Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Another thrilling moment was when "Tune" (as he is know to his friends) rattled off some of his famous dance partners and then pointed out Marge Champion sitting in the audience
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Remember When...: A Look Back at Blanco County History - Blanco County News
Google News - over 5 years
A benefit performance of Turning Point featuring Marge Champion dancing with Blanco County resident David Key, was staged in London for HRH Diana, Princess of Wales. Dr. Buck Ford was elected BISD Superintendent. Dr. David Behrends moved for the
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TheatreZone Founders On Broadway For Gwen Verdon: I'm Not Lola Tribute - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
With moderators Harvey Evans and Lee Roy Reams, featuring Marge Champion and Paul Phillips, Act I highlighted scenes from Ms. Verdon's work in On the Riviera, David and Bathsheba, The Merry Widow, Meet Me After the Show, The I Don't Care Girl,
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Carol Channing: Larger Than Life: Movie Review - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
While many of her professional colleagues — including Dolly composer Jerry Herman, Marge Champion (the widow of Dolly's director, Gower Champion) and the late Betty Garrett (who performed with Channing in the Poconos in the late 1930s) — offer
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''Hollywood Party'', il film di Blake Edwards per il Legend Film Festival - SienaFree.it
Google News - over 5 years
Con Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Natalia Borisova, Jean Carson, Marge Champion. Marginale comparsa in un film, il maldestro attore di origine indiana Hrundi V. Bakshi distrugge con una serie di caotiche azioni il set. Invitato per sbaglio ad una
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PHOTO FLASH: Marge Champion, Mercedes Ellington, Helen Gallagher, et al. at ... - TheaterMania.com
Google News - over 5 years
Appearances were made by many dance world luminaries whose careers were influenced by Saddler, including Marge Champion, Carmen De Lavallade, Helen Gallagher, and Valentina Kozlova. Saddler, who currently resides in The Actor's Home in Englewood, NJ,
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Donald Saddler Announced as First Duke Ellington 'Beyond Category' Award Winner - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
There will be special appearances by a number of the well known performers and choreographers who have collaborated with Saddler in the past, among them Marge Champion, Helen Gallagher, George S. Irving, Carmen de Lavallade, Brenda Anderson,
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Celebrated dancer Marge Champion Comes to Hallmark senior residence - Tribeca Trib
Google News - over 5 years
“Marge Champion was one of my dance idols since I was 10 years old,” Bryant said. “This is a dream come true.” At the end of the question and answer session, one of the residents asked Champion what its like to watch her younger self perform on screen
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Sutton Foster, Norbert Leo Butz waltz off with Astaire Awards - GoldDerby
Google News - almost 6 years
Members included: Melinda Atwood, Manny and Lani Azenberg, Bryan Bantry, Marge Champion, Wendy Federman, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Anna Kisselgoff, Donna McKechnie, Bruce Michael, Wendy Perron, Lee Roy Reams, Andy Sandberg, Margaret Selby,
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Chief Wilcox has seen it all in his 40 years on force - Berkshire Eagle
Google News - almost 6 years
He recalled sadly how he had to visit famed dancer Marge Champion, a longtime Stockbridge resident, in 1987 to tell her that her son Blake, 25, had just been killed in a one-car accident on Route 7 in Lee. Then there was the horrific incident on the
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Turner Classic Film Festival 2011: Back In Circulation - Poptimal.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Debbie Allen and Marge Champion appeared in a discussion about the role of dancers and choreographers in Hollywood, past and present. TCM's festival was once again chaired by network host Robert Osborn, who announced plans for next year's lineup as
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TCM Goes Hollywood—Again - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
So did I. After all, I got to spend quality time interviewing Jane Powell, Hayley Mills, Debbie Reynolds, Marge Champion, and cinematographer Haskell Wexler, as well as presenting my own program of Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies
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A celebration of dance in film at TCM Classic Film Festival - Los Angeles Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Larry Billman, a foremost movie and television dance expert, moderated a panel discussion featuring Marge Champion, Debbie Allen and Vince Paterson. "You sweat, you cry, you bond, you fall in love,” when you dance in a movie, according to Billman
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2011 Fred And Adele Astaire Awards Nominees Announced - Hamptons.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Committee members include Anna Kisselgoff, Damian Woetzel, Wendy Perron, Manny and Lani Azenberg, Donna McKechnie, Lee Roy Reams, Wendy Federman, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Michael Riedel, Marge Champion, Margaret Selby, Melinda Atwood, Bryan Bantry,
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TFF Capsule Review: Carol Channing: Larger Than Life - New York Press
Google News - almost 6 years
Theater aficionados will lap up the scene where Carol, Jerry Herman and Marge Champion take turns recounting the middle-of-the-night making of the show-stopping “Before The Parade Passes By” from Hello, Dolly! during a disastrous out-of-town tryout
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Carol Channing: Larger Than Life - Variety
Google News - almost 6 years
With: Carol Channing, Harry Kullijian, Jerry Herman, Marge Champion, Bruce Vilanch, Lily Tomlin, Debbie Reynolds, Tippi Hedren, Bob Mackie, Betty Garrett, Jo Anne Worley. A bonbon for buffs of all things Broadway, "Carol Channing: Larger Than Life" is
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Lee Roy Reams to Announce 2011 Astaire Award Nominations on April 26 - TheaterMania.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Committee members include Reams, as well as Anna Kisselgoff, Damian Woetzel, Wendy Perron, Manny and Lani Azenberg, Donna McKechnie, Wendy Federman, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Michael Riedel, Marge Champion, Margaret Selby, Melinda Atwood, Bryan Bantry
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marge Champion
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 89
    Champion was inducted into the National Museum of Dance's Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details She is the half-sister of actress Lina Basquette.
  • 2001
    Age 81
    In 2001, she appeared as Emily Whitman in a Broadway revival of Follies.
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  • 1982
    Age 62
    Since retiring, Champion has worked as a dance instructor and choreographer in New York City. In 1982, she made a rare television acting appearance on the dramatic series Fame, playing a ballet teacher with a racial bias against African-American students.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1977
    Age 57
    Her third marriage, to director Boris Sagal, father of actress Katey Sagal, lasted from January 1, 1977, until his death on May 22, 1981, when he was killed in an accident during the production of the miniseries World War III.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1970s, Champion, actress Marilee Zdenek, and choreographer John West were part of a team at Bel Aire Presbyterian Church that created a number of creative worship services, later offering workshops and related liturgical arts programs throughout the country. She and Zdenek co-authored two books, Catch the New Wind (1972; Word Books, ASIN: B00005VJEH) and God Is a Verb (1976; Word Books, ASIN: B000IOCVXW), related to this work.
  • 1973
    Age 53
    They had two sons, Blake and actor Gregg Champion, before divorcing in 1973.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1957
    Age 37
    During the summer of 1957, the Champions had their own TV series, The Marge and Gower Champion Show, a situation comedy with song and dance numbers.
    More Details Hide Details Marge played a dancer and Gower a choreographer. Real-life drummer Buddy Rich was featured as a fictional drummer named Cozy. Marge Champion's first marriage was to Art Babbitt (1907–1992), a top animator at Disney.
  • 1951
    Age 31
    As a dance team, she and husband Gower Champion (1921–1980), appeared in such MGM musicals of the 1940s and 50s as the 1951 version of Show Boat and 1952's Everything I Have Is Yours.
    More Details Hide Details MGM wanted the couple to remake Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films, but only one, Lovely to Look At (1952), a remark of 1935's Roberta, was completed. The couple refused to remake any of the others, the rights to which were still owned by RKO.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1947
    Age 27
    She married Gower Champion in 1947.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1919
    Born
    Born on September 2, 1919.
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