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Vera Ellen

An American actress and stage and film dancer, principally celebrated for her filmed dance partnerships with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor.

She began dancing at the age of 9 and quickly became very proficient.

At 16, she was a winner on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour, and entered upon a professional career.

In 1939, Vera-Ellen made her Broadway theatre debut in the Jerome Kern Oscar Hammerstein musical Very Warm for May at the age of 18.

She appeared in several films, including White Christmas 1954, On the Town 1949, the "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" dance in Words and Music 1948.

She died of cancer at her home in California at the age of 60 in 1981.

Films include.

Wonder Man (1945)
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)
Carnival in Costa Rica (1947)
Words and Music (1948)
Love Happy (1949)
On the Town (1949)
Three Little Words (1950)
Happy Go Lovely (1951)
The Belle of New York (1952)
Call Me Madam (1953)
Big Leaguer (1953)
White Christmas (1954)
Let's Be Happy (1957)

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