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Gwen Verdon (Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon)

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Biography

Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Gwen Verdon was born to the theater. Her mother, Gertrude, was a vaudevillian and dancer. Her father, Joseph, was an MGM studio electrician. She had to wear corrective boots as a child to straighten out her legs, which were misshapen by childhood illness. Nonetheless, she first appeared as a tapper on stage at age 6. She got her break in Bob Fosse's "Damn Yankees" in 1955. She married Fosse in 1960 and separated from him, although never divorcing him, in the mid-'70s. More stage and screen work quickly followed with highlights in "New Girl In Town", "Redhead", "Sweet Charity", and "Chicago". Read more...

Actor

Character: Girl in Television Commercial

Dreamboat 1952

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Character: Specialty Can-Can Dancer

The Merry Widow 1952

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Character: Etta Pell, Old Folks Home Resident

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All 1994

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Character: Alice's Mother

Alice 1990

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Character: Vera

Nadine 1987

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Character: Bess McCarthy

Cocoon 1985

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Character: Tish Dwyer

The Cotton Club 1984

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Character: Herself - Performer & Presenter: Best Choreography

The 38th Annual Tony Awards 1984

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Character: Sadie Truitt

In Cold Blood 1996

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Character: Edith Cooper

Best Friends for Life 1998

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Character: Melinda MacNeil

Fame 1982

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Character: Brandy Doyle

M*A*S*H 1972

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Character: Katherine Peterson

Magnum, P.I. 1980

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Character: Iris Lloyd

Hotel 1983

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Character: Bonita Harrell

All Is Forgiven 1986

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Character: Bess McCarthy Selwyn

Cocoon: The Return 1988

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Character: Kelly Sterling

The Equalizer 1985

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Character: Specialty Ballerina

The King Steps Out 1936

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Character: Shirley Kochendorfer

Goodyear Playhouse 1951

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