Vera-Ellen Vera-Ellen
Actress, singer, dancer
Vera-Ellen Vera-Ellen
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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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1981
    Age 60
    Vera-Ellen died at The University of California Los Angeles Medical Center on August 30, 1981.
    More Details Hide Details She was 60 years old. She is buried at Glen Haven Memorial Park in the Los Angeles suburb of Sylmar.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 1957
    Age 36
    She starred in only one more film, the 1957 British production Let's Be Happy.
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  • 1954
    Age 33
    Her second husband, from 1954 to their 1966 divorce, was millionaire Victor Rothschild of the Rothschild family.
    More Details Hide Details While married to Rothschild, she gave birth to a daughter, Victoria Ellen, who died at three months of age from SIDS in 1963. Following the death of her only child, she withdrew from public life. The marriage between Vera-Ellen and Rothschild ended in divorce.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1945
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She danced with Gene Kelly in the Hollywood musicals Words and Music and On the Town, while also appearing in the last Marx Brothers film, Love Happy. She received top billing alongside Fred Astaire in the musicals Three Little Words and The Belle of New York. She had a co-starring role with Donald O'Connor in the Ethel Merman vehicle, Call Me Madam. Vera-Ellen's next to last film role was the 1954 blockbuster hit White Christmas, co-starring with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1941
    Age 20
    She was married twice. Her first husband was a fellow dancer, Robert Hightower, to whom she was married from February 1941 to November 1946.
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  • 1939
    Age 18
    In 1939, she made her Broadway debut in the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein musical Very Warm for May.
    More Details Hide Details She became one of the youngest Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, although she was only 5'4".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Age 0
    Born on February 16, 1921.
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