|born on||13 January 1925 at 09:57 (= 09:57 AM )|
|Place||Los Angeles CA, USA, 34n04, 118w15|
|Timezone||PST h8w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||23°04' 03°05 Asc. 20°18'|
American dancer, a Tony-award winning performer, who took lessons at age two to strengthen her crippled legs. As an infant, her legs were so badly bent that medical advisors recommended they be broken and reset. Her mother refused, put her in corrective shoes, and started her on dance lessons. She had a first recital at age four, and was in her first theater show at six.
Verdon’s parents were British, with her father a former gardener and her mother a vaudeville dancer. They had immigrated, via Canada, to California where her father became a stage electrician for MGM studios. Verdon attended public elementary and high schools in Los Angeles. During childhood, she wore corrective boots designed to support her legs. After taking dancing lessons, Gwen appeared with her mother in a dance recital in Los Angeles, and at six was billed as "the world’s fastest tapper" at local theaters. When she became a teenager, she modeled for bathing suit pictures, and danced in chorus lines in night clubs. She also appeared in a revival of "Showboat" in Los Angeles, and was a pro before she ever studied ballet.
In her early 20s, she went to work as an assistant to a dance director, had a few small parts, but mostly worked behind the scenes, teaching and directing. In 1953, she tried out for the Broadway show "Can-Can." She got the part and won a Tony award for her work. In 1955-1956, she appeared on Broadway as Lola in "Damn Yankees" and won her second Tony. She appeared in movies, plays and more television performances and a long list of hit musical comedies.
Verdon married Hollywood writer James Henaghan in 1942. They had a son, James, and divorced five years later. She married Bob Fosse in April 1960 and they had a daughter. They were legally separated in 1976. Her hobbies include making cabinets, refinishing old furniture, painting and sculpturing.
Verdon died of natural causes, 10/18/2000 in Woodstock, VT.
- spouse relationship with Fosse, Bob (born 23 June 1927)
- Relationship : Marriage 1960 (Bob Fosse)
- Relationship : Marriage 1942 (James Henaghan)
- Death, Cause unspecified 18 October 2000 at 12:00 noon in Woodstock, VT (Age 75)
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- Work : Prize 1951 (Tony Award)
- Work : Prize 1956 (Tony Award)
B.C. in hand from the Wilsons (Same Contemporary American Horoscopes, Gauquelin Book of American Charts)
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Bob Fosse)
- Personal : Birth : Defects, Handicaps (Crippled legs)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (Modern dance)
- Notable : Awards : Tony (Four)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater, dancing medium)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Secondary)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Debut at four)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Son and daughter)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Fosse 15 years)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession