In 2012, writer-director Dori Berinstein produced a feature documentary on the life and career of Carol Channing, titled CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE. Marge Champion was one of the many interviewees in that film. Marge’s husband at the time, Gower Champion, had directed and choreographed Channing in her most famous role, “Dolly Levi” in “Hello, Dolly!”, which opened on Broadway in 1964. Marge Champion was credited as a “Special Assistant” on that show.
Before she ever appeared on screen, for $10 a day Marge Champion was the original artist’s model for Walt Disney’s Snow White. By the time she modeled for the Blue Fairy in PINOCCHIO, her salary had increased to $25 a day.
Marge Champion modeling for Snow White
On 8 February 1960, Marge Champion received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6282 Hollywood Blvd., for her work in television. In 2002, Marge and her late husband Gower were presented the Career Achievement Award during the American Choreography Awards, presented by The Academy of Dance on Film.
Marge Champion in the 1950 Bing Crosby musical MR. MUSIC
Marge Champion in the television series “Fame” (1982)