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Gwen Verdon

Personal information
Birth nameGwenyth Evelyn Verdon
Birth dateJanuary 13, 1925
Place of birthCulver City, California, U.S.
Date of deathOctober 18, 2000(age 75)
Death placeWoodstock, Vermont, U.S.
OccupationActress, dancer
Years active1936 2000
SpouseJames Henaghan (1942 1947)
Bob Fosse (1960 1987)
(his death)
AwardsBest Featured Actress in a Musical
1954 Can-Can
Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1956 Damn Yankees
1958 New Girl In Town
1959 Redhead

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Gwenyth Evelyn “Gwen” Verdon (January 13, 1925 October 18, 2000) was an actress and dancer who won four Tony awards for her musical comedy performances. With flaming red hair and an endearing quaver in her voice, Verdon was a critically acclaimed dancer on Broadway in the 1950s and 1960s. She is also strongly identified with her second husband, director choreographer Bob Fosse, remembered as the dancer collaborator muse for whom he choreographed much of his work and as the guardian of his legacy after his death.

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