Marge Champion (1919–2020)


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One of the great dancer and choreographers in both movies and stage, Marge Champion is best known today as the former wife of Gower Champion, when they worked together as a highly successfully dancing team in the MGM musical years. After retiring from movies, Champion now works as a dance teacher and as a choreographer in New York. See full bio »

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Known For

The Party Rosalind Dunphy
(1968)
Show Boat Ellie May Shipley
(1951)
Three for the Show Gwen Howard
(1955)
Give a Girl a Break Madelyn Corlane
(1953)

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 2008 Brotherhood (TV Series)
Mrs. Prettypenny
- Uneasy Lies the Head (2008) ... Mrs. Prettypenny (uncredited)
 2006 Stranger Than Fiction
Harold's Matron (uncredited)
 2002 The Hot Chick
Mrs. Prettypenny - Jessica's Mother (uncredited)
 1999 M.U.G.E.N (Video Game)
 1982 Fame (TV Series)
Ann Carlton
- Beginnings (1982) ... Ann Carlton
 1968 The Swimmer
Peggy Forsburgh
 1968 The Party
Rosalind Dunphy
 1956-1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Kathleen Magee / Maude Applegate
- Mischief at Bandy Leg (1957) ... Kathleen Magee
- The Rider on the Pale Horse (1956) ... Maude Applegate
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Claire Gregory
- What Day Is It? (1956) ... Claire Gregory
 1956 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- The Dancers (1956)
 1955 Front Row Center (TV Series)
 1955 Three for the Show
Gwen Howard
 1955 Jupiter's Darling
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 1954 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Cameo
- Deadeye at the Golden Nugget (1954) ... Cameo
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Millie
- A Bouquet for Millie (1953) ... Millie
 1953 Give a Girl a Break
Madelyn Corlane
 1952 Everything I Have Is Yours
Pamela Hubbard
 1952 Lovely to Look At
Clarisse
 1951 Show Boat
Ellie May Shipley
 1950 Mr. Music
Marge Champion
 1939 All Women Have Secrets
Marion (as Marjorie Bell)
 1939 What a Life
Student in Doorway at Dance (uncredited)
 1939 Sorority House
Coed (uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Irene's Girlfriend (uncredited)
 1939 Honor of the West
Diane Allen (as Marjorie Bell)
 1938 Delinquent Parents
Dancer (as Marjorie Bell)
 1937 Sunday Night at the Trocadero (Short)
Margie Bell - Dancer (uncredited)
Show Show Additional Crew (14 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (9 credits)
Show Show Self (68 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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(July 1 to 17, 1982) She was choreographer, movement advisor and trustee emerita in the revue, "Tennessee Williams: A Celebration," in a Williamstown Theatre Festival production at the Main Stage in Williamstown, Massachusetts with Karen Allen (Laura Wingfield; Esmeralda; Miriam); Tom Atkins (Stanley Kowalski; Kilroy); Erica ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Marjorie Bell | Mrs. Gower Champion | Marge Champion Sagal

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

In those days - it seems impossible now - nice girls didn't go to bed with people before they were married. I had been brought up by my British father. You just didn't do that. You did not sleep with them or live with them.

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Sister-in-law of Daniil Sagal. See more »

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Virgo

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