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Carol Channing

Nanette Fabray

Burt Lancaster

Peter Sellers

Esther Williams

Gower Champion

Kathryn Grayson

Marge Champion

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Birth Name: Marge Champion
Born: 09/02/1919
Birth Place: Hollywood, California, USA

Champion was keeping busy, but her career did not pick up steam until she moved to New York in 1945. She became reacquainted with Gower Champion, with whom she had attended Bancroft Junior High School in Hollywood. The duo appeared in the 1945 show, "Dark of the Moon" and also worked up a nightclub act. In 1947, they married and their "Gower & Bell" team became known as Marge and Gower Champion. They performed with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca on TV's "The Admiral Broadway Revue", but when the comics went on to do "Your Show of Shows", the Champions returned to Hollywood. There they performed in several musicals at MGM, principally a lavish color remake of "Show Boat" (1951), in which they pl... Continue Bio >>



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