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Gwen Verdon

Performer, Choreographer, Creative Consultant, Assistant, Artistic Staff
( b. Jan 13, 1925 Culver City, California, USA - d. Oct 18, 2000 Woodstock, Vermont, USA ) Female
Relations: Mother of Nicole Fosse
Wife of Bob Fosse (1960 - September 23, 1987) his death

Biography: Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon was born on January 13, 1925 in Culver City, California to Gertrude Lilian and Joseph William Verdon. She originated the role of Roxie in Chicago. She married James Henaghan, with whom she had her son Jimmy. She then married choreographer Bob Fosse, with whom she had her daughter Nicole.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Singin' in the Rain," "Cocoon," "Marvin's Room," "The Cotton Club," "Sweet Charity," "Dreamboat," "Alice," "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes," "Damn Yankees!," and "David and Bathsheba." Television credits include: "M*A*S*H," "Magnum, P.I.," "Walker, Texas Ranger," "Touched by an Angel," "All My Children," "The Equalizer," The Carol Burnett Show," and "Webster."

Other Awards: Awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1998.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in her honor on October 18, 2000.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Fosse
[Musical, Revue, Dance, Original]
  • Artistic Advisor: Gwen Verdon
Jan 14, 1999 - Aug 25, 2001
The Tenth Man
[Play, Revival]
  • Dance Consultant: Gwen Verdon
Dec 10, 1989 - Jan 14, 1990
Sweet Charity
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Assistant to Mr. Fosse: Gwen Verdon
Apr 27, 1986 - Mar 15, 1987
Chicago
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Gwen Verdon [Roxie Hart]
  • Performer: Gwen Verdon
        Roxie Hart - Replacement (Sep 15, 1975 - ?)
Jun 03, 1975 - Aug 27, 1977
Children! Children!
[Play, Thriller, Original]
  • Starring: Gwen Verdon [Helen Giles]
Mar 07, 1972 - Mar 07, 1972
Sweet Charity
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Gwen Verdon [Charity]
Jan 29, 1966 - Jul 15, 1967
Redhead
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Gwen Verdon [Essie Whimple]
Feb 05, 1959 - Mar 19, 1960
New Girl in Town
[Musical, Original]
  • Starring: Gwen Verdon [Anna]
May 14, 1957 - May 24, 1958
Damn Yankees
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Gwen Verdon [Lola]
May 05, 1955 - Oct 12, 1957
Can-Can
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Also Starring: Gwen Verdon [Claudine, Eve]
May 07, 1953 - Jun 25, 1955
Alive and Kicking
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Performer: Gwen Verdon ["I Didn't Want Him" Dancer, Abou's Wife, "Love It Hurts So Good" Dancer, "Propinquity" Dancer, "One Two Three" Dancer, "Cole Scuttle Blues" Dancer]
Jan 17, 1950 - Feb 25, 1950
Magdalena
[Musical, Original]
  • Assistant Choreographed by Gwen Verdon
Sep 20, 1948 - Dec 04, 1948
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
Fosse
[Musical, Revue, Dance, Original]
  • Artistic Advisor: Gwen Verdon
Sep 14, 1999 - Feb 17, 2002
1976 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Musical
Chicago [nominee]
Starring: Gwen Verdon
1966 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Musical
Sweet Charity [nominee]
Starring: Gwen Verdon
1959 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Musical
winner Redhead [winner]
Starring: Gwen Verdon
1958 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Musical
winner New Girl in Town [winner]
Starring: Gwen Verdon
1956 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Musical
winner Damn Yankees [winner]
Starring: Gwen Verdon
1954 Tony Award® Best Featured Actress in a Musical
winner Can-Can [winner]
Also Starring: Gwen Verdon
1953 Theatre World Award
winner Can-Can [recipient]
Also Starring: Gwen Verdon
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