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Actor George D. Wallace dead at 88

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Film, TV and stage star George D. Wallace has died in Los Angeles at age 88, it was reported Wednesday.

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Emmy-winning actress heads for Broadway

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- Emmy-winner Christina Applegate will make her Broadway debut next year playing the title role in a revival of the musical, "Sweet Charity." Applegate, who won an Emmy Award for her decade-long performance as Kelly Bundy in the TV series, "Married ... With

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Weinstein gives 'Damn Yankees' at bat

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- After clearing the fences with the movie musical "Chicago," Miramax Films co-chairman Harvey Weinstein will take his next at-bat with "Damn Yankees."

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Gwen Verdon
NYP99011506 - 15 JANUARY 1999 - NEW YORK , NEW YORK , USA: Actress/director Nicolle Fosse (daughter) left, actress/choregrapher Ann Reinking (Fosse last love and co-director on "Fosse") and actress/dancer Gwen Verdon (1st wife and consultant on "Fosse") attending the January 14th opening night party after the opening night performance at the Broadhurst Theatre of the Broadway musical "Fosse" which celebrates the dances created by the late actor/dancer/choregrapher. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Gwenyth Evelyn “Gwen” Verdon (January 13, 1925 – October 18, 2000) was one of Broadway's biggest stars during its "golden" era and beyond. She was an actress and dancer who won four Tony awards for her musical comedy performances. With flaming red hair and an endearing quaver in her voice, Verdon was a critically acclaimed dancer on Broadway in the 1950s and 1960s. She is also strongly identified with her second husband, director–choreographer Bob Fosse, remembered as the dancer–collaborator–muse for whom he choreographed much of his work and as the guardian of his legacy after his death.

Verdon was born in Culver City, California, the second child of Gertrude Lilian (née Standring; October 24, 1896 – October 16, 1956) and Joseph William Verdon (December 31, 1896 – June 23, 1978), who were British immigrants 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.

As a toddler, Gwen had rickets, which left her legs so badly misshapen she was called "Gimpy" by other children and spent her early years in orthopedic boots and rigid leg braces. Her mother put the three-year-old in dance classes. Further ballet training strengthened her legs and improved her carriage.

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