STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,191 this week

Vera-Ellen (1921–1981)


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 »

Kristen Bell on Sugar Shakes and "Butt Spiders"

"The Good Place" star shares her favorite episode and answers some sweet trivia.

Watch now

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 20 images
updated 9 months ago
 
a list of 11 images
updated 07 Dec 2016
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 people
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 38 images
created 03 Sep 2014
 
a list of 40 people
created 08 Oct 2017
 
a list of 35 images
created 16 Apr 2017
 
a list of 38 people
created 16 Mar 2016
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Vera-Ellen's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (16 credits)
 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)
- Episode #11.11 (1958) ... (performer: "Shall We Dance" - uncredited)
- Episode #8.23 (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" (uncredited), "Come on, Papa", "Nevertheless", "Thinking of You")
 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", "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))
Show Show Actress (16 credits)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

By Jupiter (1942). Musical comedy. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Book by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers. Based on "The Warrior's Husband" by Julian F. Thompson. Musical Director: Johnny Green; Vocal arrangements by Johnny Green and Clay Warnick. Music arranged by Don Walker. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. ... 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)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[when she was ill in 1977 and interviewed in a tabloid] I'm retired. I stopped when I was ahead. I don't need my work anymore, and I don't need the applause. See more »

Trivia:

One of the few actresses to have danced with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in the movies, other actresses that have also done this includes Judy Garland, Cyd Charisse, Rita Hayworth, Debbie Reynolds, and Leslie Caron. See more »

Trademark:

Her legs See more »

Nickname:

Bunny

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed