Vera-Ellen

Birthday: Feb 16, 1921
Birthplace: Norwood, Ohio, USA
Vivacious, long-stemmed blonde musical star Vera-Ellen was dancing professionally before she was a teenager. After service as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette and a Manhattan nightclub dancer, she graduated to the Broadway stage. She made her film debut in the 1945 Danny Kaye vehicle Wonder Man, then went on to team with such male stars as Gene Kelly (in 1949's On the Town), Fred Astaire (in 1952's Belle of New York), and Bing Crosby (1954's White Christmas). In a moment of weakness, Vera-Ellen agreed to co-star in the Marx Brothers' valedictory film Love Happy (1949), where she was "rewarded" with some of her worst-ever costumes and camera angles. After her final screen appearance in the British Let's Be Happy (1957), Vera-Ellen retired from movies, making a handful of TV appearances before marrying wealthy businessman Victor Rothschild in 1954. Following her divorce in 1966 and the subsequent death of her infant daughter, Vera-Ellen went into seclusion in her Los Angeles home, dropping completely from the public's consciousness until her death from cancer in 1981.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet White Christmas 60th Anniversary Actor 2014
No Score Yet Gene Kelly - Anatomy of a Dancer Actor 2002
No Score Yet Words and Music Guest Star 1998
100% That's Entertainment! III Actor 1994
No Score Yet Call Me Madam Actor 1986
76% White Christmas Judy Haynes 1954
No Score Yet Big Leaguer Christy 1953
80% Call Me Madam Princess Maria 1953
No Score Yet The Belle of New York Angela Bonfils 1952
92% Royal Wedding Actor 1951
No Score Yet Happy Go Lovely Janet Jones 1951
No Score Yet Love Happy Maggie Phillips 1950
No Score Yet Three Little Words Jessie Brown / Jessie Kalmar 1950
93% On the Town Ivy Smith 1949
No Score Yet Three Little Girls in Blue Myra Charters 1946
60% The Kid From Brooklyn Susie Sullivan 1946
100% Wonder Man Midge Mallon 1945

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