Vera-Ellen (1921–1981)


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Vera-Ellen began dancing at the age of 10, and a few years later became one of the youngest Rockettes. She appeared in several Broadway musicals until she was spotted by film producer Samuel Goldwyn in 1945. She was only 24 years old when Goldwyn cast her opposite Danny Kaye in Wonder Man (1945). She danced with Fred Astaire in Three Little Words ... See full bio »

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White Christmas Judy Haynes
(1954)
On the Town Ivy Smith
(1949)
Call Me Madam Princess Maria
(1953)
Love Happy Maggie Phillips
(1949)

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 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (performer: "On the Town" (1944), "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (1936) - uncredited)
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (performer: "Thinking Of You")
 1956-1958 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Vera-Ellen, Dorothy Collins, Jimmie Rodgers, Harry Warren (1958) ... (performer: "Shall We Dance" - uncredited)
- Henry Fonda, Ann Francis, Vera-Ellen, The Platters, Paul Winchell & Jerry Mahoney (1956) ... (performer: "A Bird In A Gilded Cage", "The Old Soft Shoe" - uncredited)
 1957 Let's Be Happy (performer: "Let's Be Happy", "The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond", "I'm Going to Scotland" - uncredited)
 1954 White Christmas ("White Christmas", uncredited) / (performer: "Sisters", "The Best Things Happen When You're Dancing", "Snow", "Mandy", "Choreography", "Abraham", "Gee! I Wish I Was Back in the Army" - uncredited)
 1953 Call Me Madam (performer: "It's a Lovely Day Today", "The Ocarina", "Something To Dance About", "Finale: You're Just In Love/Something to Dance About")
 1952 The Belle of New York (performer: "Let a Little Love Come In", "Baby Doll", "Oops", "A Bride's Wedding Day Song (Currier and Ives)", "Naughty but Nice" - uncredited)
 1951 Happy Go Lovely (performer: "MacIntosh's Wedding", "One-Two-Three", "Would You - Could You?", "London Town" (uncredited))
 1950 Three Little Words (performer: "Where Did You Get That Girl?", "Mr. and Mrs. Hoofer at Home", "Come on, Papa", "Nevertheless", "Thinking of You" - uncredited)
 1949 On the Town (performer: "Miss Turnstiles", "A Day in New York", "Main Street" (uncredited), "On the Town" (uncredited))
 1949 Love Happy (performer: "Love Happy" (1949), "Willow Weep for Me" (1949))
 1948 Words and Music (performer: "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue")
 1947 Carnival in Costa Rica ("I'll Know it's Love" (Si Jamais l'Amour)) / (performer: "I'll Know it's Love" (Si Jamais l'Amour), "Rumba Bomba" (Samba Bomba), "Gui-Pi-Pia", "Mi Vida" (Ma Vie), "WEDDING DANCE")
 1946 Three Little Girls in Blue (performer: "On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City", "You Make Me Feel So Young", "A Farmer's Life Is a Very Merry Life", "I Like Mike" - uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn (performer: "Hey! What's Your Name?" (1946), "Josie" (1946))
 1945 Wonder Man (performer: "Bali Boogie" (1945), "So in Love" (1945))
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Panama Hattie. Musical comedy. Music by Cole Porter. Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Herbert Fields and Buddy G. DeSylva. Orchestral arrangements by Russell Bennett, Hans Spialek and Don Walker. Vocal arrangements by Lyn Murray. Choreographed by Robert Alton. Scenic Design by Raoul Pene Du Bois. Directed by Edgar J. MacGregor. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vera Ellen

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

Fred Astaire will never say, though he's always asked, which of his dancing ladies was his favorite partner. If you ask me, he preferred the solo turns. See more »

Trivia:

Fred Astaire said about her, "She was a real accomplished dancer, that girl. Ballet, tap dancing, anything you wanted to do. See more »

Trademark:

Her kind smile See more »

Nickname:

Bunny

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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