Marge Champion (1919-2020)

On October 21, 2020 by Theater Talk Web

We pay tribute to the charming and elegant dancing star Marge Champion with our 2014 celebration of the 50th anniversary of “Hello, Dolly!” Ms. Champion died October 21, 2020 at the age of 101.

Joining her on the episode were Sondra Lee who played “Minnie Fay” in the original cast of Hello, Dolly! and Lee Roy Reams who played “Cornelius Hackl” in the 1978 revival (and directed the 1995 revival).

Ms. Champion (who had worked as a professional dancer since she was 14) assisted her then-husband, the late director/choreographer Gower Champion while he was creating the musical classic and had wonderful tales to tell about the experience. Original tape date: January 17, 2014. First aired: March 1, 2014.

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