Gwen Verdon

Composers

Biography

Born: January 13, 1925; Culver City, Los Angeles, CA   Died: October 18, 2000; Woodstock, VT  
Born Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon on January 13, 1925, in Culver City, CA, she began tap dancing in theater as a small child. Cole Porter hired her for the 1950 Broadway musical Alive and Kicking. In 1953, she appeared in Porter's Can Can. The role brought Verdon a Tony Award. Teaming with Bob Fosse, she starred in the hit musical Damn Yankees, which opened in spring 1955 and earned her a second Tony. Another Fosse play, Redhead helped score Verdon a Read more third Tony. She can be heard on some of the play's soundtracks issued: Sweet Charity, Damn Yankees, Chicago, Redhead, Broadway Broads: There's Nothin Like a Dame, Celebrate Broadway,Vol. 10: The Best Musicals, Broadway Super Hits, Vol. 2, New Girl in Town, Broadway Sings the Blues: Party's Over, and Broadway's Fair Ladies. She can be seen in the movies Cocoon and The Jerk, Too. At the age of 75, Gwen Verdon died in New York on October 18, 2000. Read less
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  • 1.
    Broadway in a Box - The Essential Broadway Musicals
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 541695 Release Date: 09/11/2012   Number of Discs: 25
    Composer:  Charles Strouse,  Cole Porter,  John Kander,  Frederick Loewe  ... 
    Performer:  Reid Shelton,  Dorothy Loudon,  Andrea McArdle,  Patti LuPone  ... 
    Conductor:  Harold Hastings,  Franz Allers,  Donald Pippin,  Milton Greene  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Studio Orchestra,  Oklahoma! Pit Orchestra  ... 
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    Adler: Damn Yankees / Verdon, Douglass, Walston, Hastings
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 790263 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Adler
    Performer:  Russ Brown,  Stephen Douglass,  Gwen Verdon,  Ray Walston
    Conductor:  Harold Hastings
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Original Broadway Cast Orchestra
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    Chicago / Original Broadway Cast
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 756209 Release Date: 10/06/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Kander
    Performer:  Chita Rivera,  Gwen Verdon,  Jerry Orbach,  Richard Korthaze  ... 
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