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Champion, Gowerlocked

(22 June 1921–25 August 1980)
  • Kevin B. Grubb

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Champion, Gower (22 June 1921–25 August 1980), dancer, director, and choreographer, was born in Geneva, Illinois, the son of John W. Champion, an advertising executive, and Beatrice Carlisle. Following his parents’ divorce, Champion was raised in Los Angeles by his mother. At the age of twelve he began studying dance with ...

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