Marge Champion, famous model of Disney classics like Snow White, has died
Marge Champion, the actress who served as a model for Snow White in the Disney animated classic, has passed away at the age of 101.
Today is a sad day for lovers of classic movies from Disney. One of the icons of that golden age has completed its life cycle. Marge champion, actress, dancer and model has passed away at 101 years of age in Los Angeles. Champion’s son Gregg confirmed the news of the death to The New York Times (via Entertainment Weekly) after having her live with him for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although she was less well known in Spain, Marge Champion had a great career in the United States, and we review it now.
He was born in 1919 in a family clearly oriented to the world of dance. It didn’t take long for her to learn numerous dance styles that would accompany her throughout her life, opening up numerous professional opportunities for her.
In her teens she worked as a model for Disney, serving as the basis for films like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasy 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 formed a couple with her husband during the 1950s and part of the 1960s, promoting popular art and folk dances. According to Gregg Champion, Marge acted in Broadway until age 82, whose last appearance was in Follies. Although the son of Marge Champion has also ensured that his mother was dancing until she was 100, although outside the stage.
From the writing of HobbyConsolas we convey our condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace.