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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Known For

White Christmas Judy Haynes
On the Town Ivy Smith
Call Me Madam Princess Maria
Love Happy Maggie Phillips


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 1957 Let's Be Happy
Jeannie MacLean
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Sally Baxter
- The Man Across the Hall (1957) ... Sally Baxter
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Imperfect Lady (1954) ... Guest
 1954 White Christmas
Judy Haynes (as Vera Ellen)
 1953 Big Leaguer
 1953 Call Me Madam
Princess Maria
 1952 The Belle of New York
Angela Bonfils
 1951 Happy Go Lovely
Janet Jones
 1950 Three Little Words
Jessie Brown Kalmar
 1949 On the Town
Ivy Smith
 1949 Love Happy
Maggie Phillips
 1948 Words and Music
 1947 Carnival in Costa Rica
Luisa Molina
 1946 Three Little Girls in Blue
Myra Charters
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Susie Sullivan
 1945 Wonder Man
Midge Mallon
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Other Works:

Very Warm for May (1939). Musical comedy. Music by Jerome Kern. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Music arranged by Russell Bennett. Book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett. Musical Director: Robert Emmett Dolan. Choreographed by Albertina Rasch and Harry Losee. Scenic Design by Vincente Minnelli. ... See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Vera Ellen


5' 4" (1.63 m)


Victor Rothschild  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »


Rothschild, Victoria Ellen


Westmeier, Alma Catherine | Rohe, Martin

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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 »


She was originally slated to star in Excuse My Dust (1951) with Red Skelton, however she had to be replaced as she was in London filming Happy Go Lovely (1951) and would not finish that film in time. See more »


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