Daring Darleen Candlewick

Marge Champion Overview:

Actress, Marge Champion, was born Marjorie Celeste Belcher on Sep 2, 1919 in Los Angeles, CA. As of December 2019, Marge Champion was 100 years old.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. On October 10, 2007, Champion received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

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Ned Merrill: I'll call it the Lucinda River, after my wife.
Peggy Forsburgh: That's quite a tribute.


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Younger step-sister of late silent screen actress, Lina Basquette.

Daughter of dance teacher/choreographer Ernest Belcher.

She was filmed for the reference of Disney animators (her then-husband Art Babbitt was an animator, and supervised much of the reference filming) as a model for the heroine in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), the Blue Fairy in Pinocchio (1940), and Hyacinth Hippo in the "Dance of the Hours" segment of Fantasia (1940) (along with Ruby Dandridge), which she also helped choreograph, in an elaborate parody of a Balanchine ballet danced by Vera Zorina in The Goldwyn Follies (1938). Marge even recalls doing some modeling for Mr. Stork in Dumbo (1941) .

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