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Tap Dancer Vera Ellen

A profile and fan site for actress and professional tap dancer Vera Ellen. See also more Tap Dancers of the past

STAGE NAME: Vera Ellen
FULL NAME: Vera-Ellen Westmeier Rohe
DATE OF BIRTH: February 16, 1921
PLACE OF BIRTH: Norwood, Ohio, United States
FATHER: Martin F. Rohe,
MOTHER: Alma Catherine Westmeier
HUSBAND #1: Robert Hightower (married 1941 to 1946)
HUSBAND #2: Victor Rothschild (married 1954 to 1966)
DATE OF DEATH: August 30, 1981 (age 60)
PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California, United States
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Glen Haven Memorial Park (LA CA)

- Began dancing at age 10 (Hessler Studio of Dancing)
- Winner on "Major Bowes Amateur Hour" at age 13
- Made her Broadway debut in "Very Warm for May" in 1939
- One of the youngest Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall
- Sam Goldwyn cast her in the 1945 film "Wonder Man"

Videos of Vera Ellen Tap Dancing

Musicals Featuring Vera Ellen
Information about live stage musicals in which Vera Ellen appeared during the 1930's and 1940's. Includes "Very Warm for May", "Higher and Higher", "Panama Hattie", "By Jupiter", and "A Connecticut Yankee".

Filmography of Vera Ellen
Information about all of the films which Vera Ellen appeared in the 1940's and 1950's. Includes "Wonder Man", "The Kid From Brooklyn", "Three Little Girls in Blue", "Carnival in Costa Rica", "Words and Music", "Love Happy", "On The Town", "Three Little Words", "Happy Go Lovely", "The Belle of New York", "Call Me Madam", "Big Leaguer", "White Christmas", and "Let's Be Happy".

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

Profiles of Vera Ellen
- Tribute to Vera Ellen at Veras-Ellen Dot com
- Wikipedia "Vera Ellen" Article
Internet Broadway Database "Vera Ellen" Listing
Internet Movie Database "Vera Ellen" Listing

New York Times Vera-Ellen Obituary
This obituary says she was 55 but she was actually age 60 when she died

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