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Gower Champion (1921–1980)


Gower Champion was born on June 22, 1921 in Geneva, Illinois, USA as Gower Carlisle Champion. He was an actor and director, known for An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte (1969), Hello, Dolly! (1969) and Show Boat (1951). He was married to Karla Most and Marge Champion. He died on August 25, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Hello, Dolly! Miscellaneous Crew
(1969)
Show Boat Frank Schultz
(1951)
My Six Loves Director
(1963)

Filmography

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 1977 Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress (TV Movie)
Exercise Instructor (uncredited)
 1968 Star!
'Limehouse Blues' dance partner (uncredited)
 1956-1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Thomas Birch / Mr. Death
- Mischief at Bandy Leg (1957) ... Thomas Birch
- The Rider on the Pale Horse (1956) ... Mr. Death
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Conroy Gregory
- What Day Is It? (1956) ... Conroy Gregory
 1956 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- The Dancers (1956)
 1955 Front Row Center (TV Series)
 1955 Three for the Show
Vernon Lowndes
 1955 Jupiter's Darling
Varius
 1954 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Cameo
- Deadeye at the Golden Nugget (1954) ... Cameo
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Tim
- A Bouquet for Millie (1953) ... Tim
 1953 Give a Girl a Break
Ted Sturgis
 1952 Everything I Have Is Yours
Chuck Hubbard
 1952 Lovely to Look At
Jerry Ralby
 1951 Show Boat
Frank Schultz
 1950 Mr. Music
Gower Champion
 1948 Words and Music
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Dance Specialty (segment "Roberta")
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
Tap Dancer at Remick's (uncredited)
 1939 Projection Room (Short)
Gower - Gower & Jeanne (uncredited)
Show Show Director (14 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (9 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (32 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He directed and choreographed the musical, "Sugar," in a David Merrick production on Broadway in New York City with Tony Roberts and Robert Morse in the cast. Jo Mielziner was original scenic designer. Heinz Pauck and Robert Thoeren were original writers. Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman were original composers and lyricists. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gower

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Trivia:

With fellow teenager Jeanne Tyler, formed the dance team Gower & Jeanne. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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