Marge Champion Poster

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Was filmed for the reference of Disney animators (her then-husband Art Babbitt was an animator, and supervised much of the reference filming) as a model for the heroine in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), the Blue Fairy in Pinocchio (1940), and Hyacinth Hippo in the "Dance of the Hours" segment of Fantasia (1940) (along with Ruby Dandridge), which she also helped choreograph, in an elaborate parody of a George Balanchine ballet danced by Vera Zorina in The Goldwyn Follies (1938). She recalled doing some modeling for Mr. Stork in Dumbo (1941) . The "Snow White" sequence was later reworked into a sequence of Maid Marian dancing in Robin Hood (1973).

Younger half-sister of Lina Basquette.

Daughter of Ernest Belcher.

Stepmother of Katey Sagal, Joey Sagal, Jean Sagal and Liz Sagal.

Mother, with Gower Champion, of Gregg Champion and son Blake Champion.

She will appear on Broadway this spring in a limited-run revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" as-surprise-the wife of a husband-and-wife song-and-dance team, performing the song "Rain On the Roof". [January 2001]

Lina Basquette claimed to have chosen the name Marjorie for her half-sister Marge Champion after the popular song "Margie" by Con Conrad and J. Russel Robinson.

Ex-sister-in-law of John C. Champion.

Sister-in-law of Daniil Sagal.

Her remains were cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.