Gower Champion Overview:

Actor, Gower Champion, was born on Jun 22, 1921 in Geneva, IL. Champion died at the age of 59 on Aug 25, 1980 in New York City, NY .



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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By Annmarie Gatti on Dec 6, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

, Geneva Illinois “I use dancing to embellish, extend or enlarge upon an existing emotion.? – When considering notable dance teams throughout film history, it is easy to come up with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as a perfect example of one. However, the tea... Read full article

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This post is part of the Star-Studded Couple Blogathon hosted by Phyl over at Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. Click here to read more fabulous posts about star couples. Marge and were a popular dance team during the 1940s and 1950s. The married couple co-starred in seven films, m... Read full article

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Out of an unprecedented 15 nominations, he won eight Tony Awards, more than any other director and/or choreographer (one more win than Bob Fosse). His wins: as Best Choreographer, in 1949 for "Lend an Ear;" and in 1981 for "42nd Street;" and as Best Director (Musical) and Best Choreographer, in 1961 for "Bye, Bye Birdie;" in 1964 for "Hello, Dolly!;" and in 1968 for "The Happy Time." He had seven other nominations: as Best Director (Musical), in 1962 for "Carnival;" in 1967 for "I Do! I Do!;" and 1981 for "42nd Street;" and as Best Director (Musical) and Best Choreographer, in 1973 for "Sugar;" in 1975 for "Mack and Mabel;"

Father of Gregg Champion and Blake Champion.

With fellow teenager Jeanne Tyler, formed the dance team Gower & Jeanne.

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