Marge Champion

Marge Champion

Highest Rated: 100% The Swimmer (1968)

Lowest Rated: 71% Never Stand Still (2012)

Birthday: Sep 2, 1919

Birthplace: Not Available

An American dancer and actress, Marge Champion was one half of the "Gower and Marge Champion" dance team. She began dancing as a child under the instruction of her father, Ernest Belcher, who was a noted Hollywood ballet coach. As a teen, she served as the model for the heroine of Disney's feature-length cartoon Snow White and for the Blue Fairy in Pinocchio, and appeared in westerns under the name "Marjorie Bell." She teamed up with actor/choreographer Gower Champion in 1945; they were married in 1947. They went on to appear together in a string of highly popular musical films in the '50s, becoming the screen's most appealing dance team since Astaire and Rogers. After the team quit making films, she went on to be a character actress in a number of movies; also, she created dances for films (The Day of the Locust, etc.), the stage (Stepping Out, Grover's Corners), and TV. Marge Champion's work as the choreographer for the TV special Queen of the Stardust Ballroom earned her an Emmy in 1975. She and Gower Champion were divorced in 1973, and she married director Boris Sagal, who died as the result of a helicopter accident in 1981.

Highest Rated Movies



71% Never Stand Still Actor $14.2K 2012
90% Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Marge Champion $16K 2012
95% Sing Your Song Marge Champion $48.2K 2012
No Score Yet Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Mrs. Bester 1970
100% The Swimmer Peggy Forsburgh 1968
82% The Party Rosalind Dunphy 1968
No Score Yet Three for the Show (The Pleasure Is All Mine) Gwen Howard 1955
No Score Yet Jupiter's Darling Meta 1955
No Score Yet Give a Girl a Break Madelyn Corlane 1953
No Score Yet Everything I Have Is Yours Pamela Hubbard 1952
No Score Yet Lovely to Look At Clarisse 1952
89% Show Boat Ellie May Shipley 1951
No Score Yet Mr. Music Herself 1950
71% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Irene's Girl Friend 1939
98% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Model for Snow White 1937


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