Actress + Singer + Dancer
Born Feb 16, 1921

Vera-Ellen was an American actress and dancer, principally celebrated for her filmed dance partnerships with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye, and Donald O'Connor.

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1921 Birth Born on February 16, 1921.


1939 18 Years Old In 1939, she made her Broadway debut in the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein musical Very Warm for May. … Read More


1941 20 Years Old She was married twice. Her first husband was a fellow dancer, Robert Hightower, to whom she was married from February 1941 to November 1946.
1945 24 Years Old This led to roles on Broadway in Panama Hattie, By Jupiter, and A Connecticut Yankee, where she was spotted by Samuel Goldwyn, who cast her opposite Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo in the 1945 film Wonder Man. … Read More


1954 33 Years Old Her second husband, from 1954 to their 1966 divorce, was millionaire Victor Rothschild of the Rothschild family. … Read More
1957 36 Years Old She starred in only one more film, the 1957 British production Let's Be Happy.
1958 37 Years Old Vera-Ellen performed on a November 22, 1958, television episode of The Perry Como Show and a February 14, 1959, broadcast of the The Dinah Shore Show.


1981 61 Years Old Vera-Ellen died at The University of California Los Angeles Medical Center on August 30, 1981. … Read More
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