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:

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 see it all now! Ya doped me. But why? Why?
Lola: Because I love him!


Lola: Joe, would you like to take Lola some place tonight?
Joe Hardy: Gee, I - I sure would like to but, uh, you know what Mr. Van Buren would say.
Lola: He'd say you lucky boy.
Joe Hardy: No, no! He'd say it's late. He likes us to get to bed early.
Lola: Any particular place?


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Gwen Verdon Facts
Brother: William F. Verdon

Received further ballet training from Ernest Belcher, Marge Champion's father.

Went on stage for a performance of "Sweet Charity" after finding out her mother passed away. She claimed that the only way she could cope was to go on with the show.

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