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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: 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?


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: Have a nice trip?
Lola: Perfect. The plane crashed in Cleveland.
Mr. Applegate: Good. Now about that job in Chicago.
Lola: Just dandy. I got the old boy to embezzle 100,000 dollars and lost it for him at the race track. Then his wife left him and he took to drink. I told him I was through and he jumped out the window... twenty second story.
Mr. Applegate: That's high enough, that's fine.
Lola: I wanna try the Empire State Building on this next one.


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Although uncredited, Gwen was assistant choreographer in the film version of Sweet Charity (1969), starring Shirley MacLaine.

Before Sweet Charity went to Broadway, something terrible happened to Gwen. Her throat began hurting, but she continued to sing until she was almost completely voiceless. She was hospitalized, and it was discovered that a feather from one of the boas used for costume was wrapped around her vocal chords.

Collected glass perfume bottles.

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