Today is a sad day for lovers of classic Disney movies. One of the icons of that golden age has completed his life cycle. Marge Champion, actress, dancer and model has died at the age of 101 in Los Angeles. Champion’s son, Gregg, confirmed the news of her death to The New York Times after living with him for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

She was born in 1919 in a family clearly oriented to the world of dance. She soon learned numerous dance styles that would accompany her throughout her life, opening up numerous professional opportunities.

In her adolescence she worked as a model for Disney, serving as the basis for films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia or Pinocchio, and being one of the main responsible for the choreographies seen in the movies.

Champion later gained her most important fame through television, where she teamed up with her husband during the 1950s and part of the 1960s, giving wings to popular art and folk dancing. According to Gregg Champion, Marge performed on Broadway until the age of 82, whose last appearance was in Follies. However, Marge Champion’s son has also claimed that his mother danced until she was 100, even though she was offstage.


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