Job Actress, dancer
Years active 1936-2000
Top Roles Girl in Television Commercial, Specialty Can, Specialty Dancer, Lola, Gwen Verdon / Sappho, Dancer in No Talent Joe
Top GenresMusical, Comedy, Romance, Film Adaptation, Drama, Biographical
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Show Business, Money
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), ,
Shares birthday with Kay Francis, Robert Stack, Harry Bernard  see more..

Gwen Verdon Overview:

Legendary actress, Gwen Verdon, was born Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon on Jan 13, 1925 in Culver City, Los Angeles. Verdon died at the age of 75 on Oct 18, 2000 in Woodstock, VT and was cremated and her ashes given to family or friend.

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Verdon was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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By Annmarie Gatti on Jan 13, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born January 13, 1925 Stage and Screen Actress ! From leg braces to Broadway star (talk about inspirational!) – ’s mom enrolled her in dance classes as a child to help strengthen her legs due childhood rickets. “Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets, and little man, ... Read full article


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Gwen Verdon Quotes:

Lola: Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets / And little man, little Lola wants you!


Mr. Applegate: You should have seen a real artist at work! You couldn't get him away from his wife, huh? Well I could!
Lola: How? Is he crazy about you?


Mr. Applegate: I've got too much on my mind. I'm overworked.
Lola: Oh, I know, poor dear. Elections coming up.


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Gwen Verdon Facts
Was with husband, Bob Fosse, when he collapsed from a heart attack just prior to opening night of a revival of "Sweet Charity" at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. (he was the director/choreographer, she was the assistant choreographer.).

Mother of Nicole Fosse (b. 1963)

For Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Gwen coached stars Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in both their dance and walk -- Monroe with less sex, Russell with more. It's rumored that at one point in the film, Verdon dubs both Monroe's and Russell's swaying bottoms.

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