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date: 08 April 2020


(16 February 1926?–30 August 1981)
  • Susan F. Bindig


Vera-Ellen (16 February 1926?–30 August 1981), dancer and actress, was born Vera-Ellen Westmeyer Rohe in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Martin F. Rohe, a piano tuner, and Alma Westmeyer. Through her father’s influence, Vera-Ellen studied the piano as a child, reportedly attacking her musical studies with the same zeal she would invest in all her work throughout her life. She recalled in a 1945 interview with ...

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