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Marge Champion

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Previous star: Steve Harvey

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Marge (R) and husband Gower Champion (L) on the MGM set of Lovely To Look At (1952).

Source: flickr.com

Marge Champion (September 2, 1919) is an American dancer choreographer, and pedagogue. In addition, she also worked in film and appeared in a number of television variety shows.

She became a Hollywood legend with second husband Gower Champion (1921-1980) as an accomplished dancing team during MGM's Golden Age of the 1940s and 50s. MGM wanted them to remake Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films, but only one, Roberta, remade as Lovely To Look At, was completed. The couple refused to remake any of the others, the rights to which were still owned by RKO. Nonetheless, they appeared in many successful films for MGM, such as the 1951 version of Show Boat and their own starring vehicle, Everything I Have Is Yours.

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In the news

Astaire Awards to Honor Marge Champion and Theodore S. Chapin
Playbill Combined , 2013-04-15 15:06:00
Veteran dancer Marge Champion, who last appeared on Broadway in the 2001 revival of Follies, will be honored alongside Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization president Theodore S. Chapin during the 31st annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards gala.

PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Heat Wave Gives Choreographer Jack Cole a 21st-Century Spotlight
Playbill Combined , 2012-05-11 16:30:00
Chita Rivera, Marge Champion, Donna McKechnie and more discuss the nearly forgotten stage and screen choreographer Jack Cole on the opening night of Chet Walker's new revue devoted to the jazzy master.

PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Heat Wave Gives Choreographer Jack Cole a 21st-Century Spotlight
Playbill Combined , 2012-05-11 16:30:00
Chita Rivera, Marge Champion, Donna McKechnie and more discuss the nearly forgotten stage and screen choreographer Jack Cole on the opening night of Chet Walker's new revue devoted to the jazzy master.

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