GWEN VERDON Biography - Famous Poets and dancers


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Name: Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon                                                       
Born: January 13, 1925                                                           
Died October 18, 2000                                                             
Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon (January 13, 1925 - October 18, 2000) was an acclaimed     
Tony Award-winning American dancer and actress, known professionally as Gwen     
Verdon was born in Culver City, California, the second child of Joseph William   
Verdon (December 31, 1896-June 23, 1978) and Gertrude Lilian Standring (October   
24, 1896-October 16, 1956), who were British emigrants to the United States by   
way of Canada. Her brother was William Farrell Verdon (August 1, 1923-June 10,   
1991). The Verdon family could be described as "showpeople." Her father was an   
electrician at MGM Studios, and her mother was a former vaudevillian of the       
Denishawn dance troupe, as well as a dance teacher.