Gwen Verdon Height, Age, Net Worth, House, Affairs, Biography

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”. She and her daughter, Nicole Fosse, created the current stage musical “Fosse”. Upon her death, Broadway dimmed all of its marquee lights in tribute.

Gwen Verdon

Petite, saucy redheaded star of Broadway musicals during their golden age in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. A child tap dancer and daughter of a Hollywood studio gaffer, Verdon took a stab at a variety of careers–from dance instruction to reviewing the nightclub scene for The Hollywood Reporter where she first saw the legendary jazz choreographer Jack Cole’s work in the late 1940s. She worked both as his assistant choreographer and principal dancer before making her adult film debut in a small part in the “Popo the Puppet” number with Danny Kaye in “On the Riviera,” followed by a bit as a slave girl in “David and Bathsheba” (both 1951). Verdon became an overnight Broadway sensation as a show-stopping featured dancer in Cole Porter’s “Can Can” (1953); it was her work with her choreographer and later her husband Bob Fosse, however, that made her a four-time Tony winning Broadway legend. Beginning with the seductive witch Lola of “Damn Yankees,” the couple fashioned an onstage persona for Verdon that combined the disparate elements of an alluring vamp–whether prostitute or hardened murderer–with an inner sweetness and a heartbreaking vulnerability. Highlighting Verdon’s unique talents–her peerless dance technique, sexy figure and fragile, wistful, slightly hoarse voice, Fosse and Verdon created a string of memorable tough gals in “New Girl in Town,” “Redhead,” “Sweet Charity” and “Chicago” before Verdon voluntarily retired from active dancing in the mid-1970s. Although legally separated from Fosse, she continued to work with him as an assistant choreographer and dance supervisor on his “Dancin'” (1978) and the 1987 revival of “Sweet Charity,” during rehearsals of which he died in Washington with Verdon at his side.

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Gwen Verdon Height, Age, Net Worth and Biography

Gwen Verdon Biography 
Born Name Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon
Nick NameGwen Verdon
Age (as in 2017)Death
Profession Actress
Height & Physical Stats
Height in Feet/Inches5' 4"
Height in Centimeters163 cm
Height in Meters1.63 m
Weight in KilogramsNot known
Weight in PoundsNot known
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Life
Profile ImageGwen Verdon
Date of Birth13 January 1925
Place of birth Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Death18 October 2000,
Place of DeathWoodstock, Vermont, USA (heart attack)
Hometown Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Religion Christianity
Home Address Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Father nameJoseph Verdon
Mother nameGertrude Verdon
Sister nameN/A
Brother nameN/A
Husbend, Affairs & Boyfriends
Marital StatusMarried
Husbend NameBob Fosse (1 April 1960 - 23 September 1987) (his death)
James Henaghan (1942 - 1947) (divorced)
Children2 child
DaughterNicole Fosse
Affairs WithBob Fosse
James Henaghan
Ex-boyfriendBob Fosse
James Henaghan
Boyfriends NameBob Fosse
James Henaghan
Net Worth & Salary (approx.)
SalaryNot Known
Net WorthNot Known
Contact Address
Address Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Phone/Mobile NumberNot Known
Social Media ProfileFacebook
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