Gower CHAMPION

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AmericanBorn Gower Carlisle CHAMPION

American actor, theatre director, choreographer, and dancer

Born on June 22, 1919 in Geneva, Illinois , United States

Died on August 25, 1980 in Manhattan, New York City, New York , United States

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Champion was born in Geneva, Illinois, the son of John W. Champion and Beatrice Carlisle. He was raised in Los Angeles, California, where he graduated from Fairfax High School. He studied dance from an early age and, at the age of fifteen, toured nightclubs with friend Jeanne Tyler billed as "Gower and Jeanne, America's Youngest Dance Team." In 1939, "Gower and Jeanne" danced to the music of Larry Clinton and his Orchestra in a Warner Brothers & Vitaphone film short-subject, "The Dipsy Doodler" (released in 1940).



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