Skip to main content

Women dancers

Filter by

3 results




Remembering Gwen Verdon.

We remember dancer Gwen Verdon. She died today at the age of 75. She became an overnight Broadway sensation in 1953 as a dancer in Can Can, for which she won her first Tony Award. Later she created her most memorable roles in Bob Fosse's "Damn Yankees" as the seductress Lola, "Sweet Charity" as the taxi dancer Charity, and "Chicago" as the chorus girl Roxie. Verdon was also Fosse's third wife. (ORIGINAL BROADCAST from 5/5/93)


From the Archives: Legendary Broadway Dancer Gwen Verdon.

Legendary Broadway dancer Gwen Verdon. She starred in "Damn Yankees," "Sweet Charity." "Redhead," and "Chicago." Verdon won four Tony awards and a lifetime achievement award from the New Dramatists playwrights workshop. (REBROADCAST from 5/5/93)


Legendary Broadway Dancer Gwen Verdon

Verdon starred in "Damn Yankees," "Sweet Charity." "Redhead," and "Chicago." She won four Tony awards, and she's about to receive a lifetime achievement award from the New Dramatists Playwrights Workshop.

Did you know you can create a shareable playlist?


There are more than 22,000 Fresh Air segments.

Let us help you find exactly what you want to hear.


Just play me something
Your Queue

Would you like to make a playlist based on your queue?

Generate & Share View/Edit Your Queue