Wednesday, 25 July 2018

447) Gwen Verdon

Gwyneth Evelyn “Gwen” Verdon (1925 – 2000). American actress and dancer. She won four Tony awards for her musical comedy performances and served as uncredited choreographers assistant and specialty dance coach for both theater and film. Having originated many roles in musicals she is also strongly identified with her second husband, director–choreographer Bob Fosse.

- "With flaming red hair and a quaver in her voice, Verdon was a critically acclaimed performer on Broadway in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s."

- "To show her dedication to the show, Verdon dyed her red hair, because she thought that Anna should be blonde [...] whenever she was in a show, they talked about the "flame-haired gree-orbed Gwen Verdon". She felt that the first thing was always her red hair. When the producer saw the sketches for her costumes, he felt that they were too plain, but he was assured by others that Verdon's red hair would make them stand out."…

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