The actress who became the prototype of Snow White for the American cartoon has died

Marge Champion was 101 years old.

Choreographer and actress Marge Champion, whose appearance served as the image for the main character of the Walt Disney animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), died on Wednesday at the age of 101. This was reported by The New York Times on Thursday.

According to her information, the death of the champion was confirmed by her son Gregg, with whom she lived in California for the last six months. The daughter of a dance coach, born in Los Angeles in 1919, began her studies at the age of three, and in 1937 married the cartoonist Arthur Babbitt, who created the character Goofy, and also participated in the work on “Snow White.”
In 1947, she married a childhood friend, dancer Gower Champion, with whom they starred in some films and their own Comedy series, The Marge and Gower Champions Show. After divorcing Gower in 1960, Champion tied the knot again in 1977 with American film and television director Boris Sagal, the Soviet actor Daniil Sagal’s brother. Since the 80 of the last century, she taught choreography in New York, and for many years was a member of the Committee of the American highest theater award “Tony.”

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