Gower Champion


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Biography:
Birth Name: Gower Champion
Born: 06/21/1921
Birth Place: Geneva, Illinois, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 08/25/1980

Legendary dancer and choreographer who found performing fame as a team with his then-wife, Marge Champion, and later went on to become one of Broadway's most renowned directors and choreographers, as well as an occasional film director. Gower Champion was raised in Hollywood. He won a dance contest while a junior in high school and with his dance partner, Jeanne Tyler, quit school and went on the road. Their performance at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel led to featured dancing roles in several Broadway musicals, beginning with "Streets of Paris" in 1939, and also including "Count Me In" (1941). During World War II, Champion was in the Coast Guard, and toured with a show called "Tars and Spars," a... Continue Bio >>

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