Gwen Verdon

American dancer and actress (1925-2000)

Gwen Verdon (January 13, 1925 – October 18, 2000) was an American dancer and actress. She acted on stage and in movies. She won four Tony Awards for her musical comedy performances. In the musical Damn Yankees, she played Lola.[1] She played Abigail in The Farmer Takes a Wife.

Gwen Verdon
Gwenyth Evelyn Verdon

(1925-01-13)January 13, 1925
DiedOctober 18, 2000(2000-10-18) (aged 75)
Occupation(s)Actress, dancer
Years active1936–2000
Spouse(s)James Henaghan (1942–1947)
Bob Fosse (1960–1987)
AwardsBest Featured Actress in a Musical
1954 Can-Can
Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1956 Damn Yankees
1958 New Girl In Town
1959 Redhead

Verdon was born in Culver City, California. She died following a heart attack in Vermont at age 75.[2]


  1. "Gwen Verdon". TV Guide. Retrieved Jun 10, 2015.
  2. "Gwen Verdon". The New York Times. Retrieved Jun 10, 2015.