GWEN VERDON - CONTRACT MULTI-SIGNED 08/16/1960 - HFSID 262349
GWEN VERDON She signs a contract to appear on Perry Como's TV show in 1960. Document signed: "Gwen Verdon", 3 pages, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1960 August 16. Independent
Sale Price $324.00
She signs a contract to appear on Perry Como's TV show in 1960.
Document signed: "Gwen Verdon", 3 pages, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1960 August 16. Independent Contractors Agreement between Roncom Productions and Verdon Enterprises for Verdon's appearance on Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall, the show to be broadcast on September 30, with rehearsals to be scheduled. Verdon is to be paid $20,000. Verdon has signed on behalf of Verdon Enterprises. Also initialed at two ink corrections and attached rider. Stage, screen and television actress Gwen Verdon (1925-2000) made her debut on Broadway in Cole Porter's Can-Can, winning the 1953 Theatre World Award and the 1954 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She also won Tony Awards for Best Actress (Musical) for Damn Yankees (1956), New Girl in Town (1958) and Redhead (1959), and was nominated for Tonys in the same category for Sweet Charity (1976) and Chicago (1976). Sweet Charity, like many of her earlier Broadway triumphs, was choreographed by her longtime husband, Bob Fosse. The couple, who married in 1960, separated in 1971, but remained married until his death in 1987. Verdon's films include David and Bathsheba (1951), Dreamboat (1952), The Cotton Club (1984), Cocoon (1985 and its 1988 sequel) and Marvin's Room (1996), and the versatile performer made guest appearances on a long list of TV variety shows and series. Staple holes in upper left. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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