Marge Champion: Actress who was model for Disney’s Snow White dies at 101

Marge Champion, who served as the real-life model for Walt Disney’s Snow White, has died at the age of 101.

Her death on Wednesday in Los Angeles was confirmed by dance instructor Pierre Dulaine to The Hollywood Reporter.

Marge and Gower Champion danced together in TV shows, Broadway musicals and films such as George Sidney’s 1951 remake of Show Boat, which also starred Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson and Ava Gardner.

The couple were also seen together in Mr Music (1950) starring Bing Crosby, Lovely to Look At (1952), Give a Girl a Break (1953) and Jupiter’s Darling (1955).

Marge and Gower Champion performing in 1952. Photograph: Alamy

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