Gwen Verdon

Gwyneth Evelyn "Gwen" Verdon was an American actress and dancer. She won four Tony Awards for her musical comedy performances, and she served as an uncredited choreographer's assistant and specialty dance coach for theater and film. Verdon was a critically acclaimed performer on Broadway in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, having originated many roles in musicals, including Lola in Damn Yankees, the title character in Sweet Charity and Roxie Hart in Chicago. Her second husband was director-choreographer Bob Fosse, for whom she choreographed much of his work. She was the guardian of his legacy after his death.

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American jazz dancers
Donaldson Award winners
United States National Medal of Arts recipients
20th-century American dancers
Actresses from California

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