Gwen Verdon

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Gwyneth Evelyn "Gwen" Verdon was an American actress and dancer. She won four Tony Awards for her musical comedy performances, and served as an uncredited choreographer's assistant and specialty dance coach for theater and film. With flaming red hair and a quaver in her voice, Verdon was a critically acclaimed performer on Broadway in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. read more

Gwyneth Evelyn "Gwen" Verdon was an American actress and dancer. She won four Tony Awards for her musical comedy performances, and served as an uncredited choreographer's assistant and specialty dance coach for theater and film. With flaming red hair and a quaver in her voice, Verdon was a critically acclaimed performer on Broadway in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Having originated many roles in musicals 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.

Birth Name

Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon

Born

Tuesday, 13 January 1925

Died

Wednesday, 18 October 2000

Actress Filmography

Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon Self (archive footage) 2019
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Herself (archive footage) 2018
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970's Herself (archive footage) 2009
Broadway: The American Musical Roxie Hart (in 'Chicago') (archive footage) 2004
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years Bess McCarthy (archive footage) 2003
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Herself 2003
Bruno Mrs. Drago 2000
Walking Across Egypt Alora 1999
Best Friends for Life Edith Cooper 1998
Marvin's Room Ruth 1997
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon Self (archive footage) 2019
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Herself (archive footage) 2018
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970's Herself (archive footage) 2009
Broadway: The American Musical Roxie Hart (in 'Chicago') (archive footage) 2004
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years Bess McCarthy (archive footage) 2003
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Herself 2003
Bruno Mrs. Drago 2000
Walking Across Egypt Alora 1999
Best Friends for Life Edith Cooper 1998
Marvin's Room Ruth 1997
In Cold Blood Sadie Truitt 1996
Promised Land Karen Hatcher 1996
The Cosby Mysteries Yolanda 1994
Touched by an Angel Lorraine McCully 1994
Walker, Texas Ranger Maisie Whitman 1993
Homicide: Life on the Street Jessie Doohen 1993
Key West Sister Grace 1993
Alice Alice's Mother 1990
Dream On Kitty Brewer 1990
Dear John Yvonne 1988
Cocoon: The Return Bess McCarthy Selwyn 1988
Nadine Vera 1987
American Masters Herself (archive footage), Self 1986
All is Forgiven Bonita Harrell 1986
The Equalizer Kelly Sterling 1985
Cocoon Bess McCarthy 1985
That's Dancing! Archival footage from 'Damn Yankees' 1985
The Cotton Club Tish Dwyer 1984
Kids Incorporated Ruth 1984
Webster Aunt Charlotte 1983
Hotel Iris Lloyd 1982
Fame Melinda MacNeil 1982
Gimme a Break! Lily 1981
American Dance Machine Presents a Celebration of Broadway Dance Herself - Host 1981
Magnum, P.I. Katherine Peterson 1980
Trapper John, M.D. Ms. Taylor 1979
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Our Guests at Heartland 1978
That's Entertainment, Part II Clip from 'The Merry Widow' (1952) (archive footage) 1976
Dinah! Herself 1974
The $10,000 Pyramid Herself - Celebrity Contestant 1973
Great Performances Self 1972
M*A*S*H Brandy Doyle 1972
Liza with a Z Audience 1972
Actor's Choice Herself - performer 1970
Love, American Style Estelle Mayberry 1969
The Carol Burnett Show Herself 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Herself - Guest 1967
The Jackie Gleason Show Herself - Musical Guest 1966
The Hollywood Palace Herself - Singer / Dancer 1964
NET Playhouse (segment "Actor's Choice") 1964
The Danny Kaye Show Herself 1963
The Jimmy Dean Show Herself 1963
The Merv Griffin Show Herself - Guest 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself - Guest 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Herself - Co-Host, Herself - Guest 1961
The Bell Telephone Hour Herself 1959
The Garry Moore Show Herself 1958
Damn Yankees Lola 1958
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Herself 1956
Person to Person Herself 1953
The Bob Hope Show Herself 1950
Goodyear Playhouse Shirley Kochendorfer 1951
Meet Me After the Show Gwen Verdon / Sappho, Dancer in No Talent Joe 1951
David And Bathsheba Specialty Dancer (uncredited) 1951
On the Riviera 1951
The Colgate Comedy Hour Herself - Dancer, Herself - Singer / Dancer 1950
What's My Line? Herself - Mystery Guest 1950
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Herself 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Herself, Singer / Dancer, Herself - Singer, Herself (archive footage), Singer 1948
Hoosier Holiday Cheerleader (as Gwyneth Verdon) 1943
The Girl After My Heart Ballerina (as Gwen Verdun) 1941
The King Steps Out Specialty Ballerina 1936
1993 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
1993 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1988 Emmy Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series Nominated
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