Marge Champion RIP Dies At 101

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The model for Disney's Snow White as well a dancer in "Showboat" 1951 and other 1950's MGM Musicals.

Here is "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" from "Lovely To Look At" the remake of "Roberta"

 
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Their rendition in dance of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is, in my estimation, the closest any dance couple ever came to matching the beauty and technical mastery that Astaire and Rogers showed in their best routines. I have always found this number the pinnacle of Marge and Gower's screen career.
 
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Their rendition in dance of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is, in my estimation, the closest any dance couple ever came to matching the beauty and technical mastery that Astaire and Rogers showed in their best routines. I have always found this number the pinnacle of Marge and Gower's screen career.
If only it weren't ruined by the female lead...
 

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I saw Marge Champion twice on stage in the space of one week during the first revival of Follies in NYC. She danced divinely. During the second show, her partner dropped her. I gasped! She picked herself up (was she already 80?) quite sprightly, and resumed dancing as if nothing had happened. A trouper, a real one, with grace and class.
A long life. RIP.
 

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