MARGE CHAMPION - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED IN TEXT - HFSID 314492
Sale Price $144.00
MARGE CHAMPIONFrom the archive of Theatre World and Screen World, the choreographer and actress filled this resume out using one of her many pseudonyms. Extremely rare! Autograph Document signed in text. 1 page, 8½x11. New York City, no date. Printed biographical form on which the actress has supplied details: date and place of birth, education and professional training, and stage and screen experience. The professional dancer is better known as Marge Champion, although she used numerous pseudonyms throughout her career, including Marjorie Belle. The dancer, choreographer and teacher(1919-2020) was married to Gower Champion from 1947-1973, during which time the couple were stars of several lavish film musicals for MGM, including Show Boat (1951). She assisted with his Broadway shows as a choreographer and even performed in some of them, including 3 for Tonight! (1955). Her final performance on Broadway was in Follies (2001). She also compiled a number of credits on the screen, with her choreography work in Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975) earning her a Primetime Emmy. In 2002, she was awarded a career achievement award in conjunction with her husband Gower. Her choreography talents helped her husband win numerous Tony awards. Theatre World, founded in 1945 by Daniel Blum, is America's oldest annual record of Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre, referenced by industry professionals, historians, students and theatre fans worldwide. Until 1998, when a separate nonprofit corporation was established, Theatre World's editorial staff bestowed the prestigious Theatre World Awards for outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts. Screen World (from 1950) and Dance World (from 1966), administered from the same office, furnished comprehensive information on those entertainment genres. John A. Willis (1916-2010), active in Theatre World from the beginning, became its chief editor in 1965, holding that position until 2008. Willis is regarded as one of the foremost theatre and film historians of the 20th century. While producing (and presenting) the annual Theatre World Awards, Willis also served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards. Theatre World, which received its own Tonyfor Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Normal mailing folds. Heavily toned. Corners and edges worn and creased. Staples in left and right margin. Surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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