Champion, Marge

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Champion, Marge Gender: F
Belcher, Marjorie Celeste
born on 2 September 1919 at 08:35 (= 08:35 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wilsons
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 09°06' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 09°40 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 05°15'

Marge Champion


American dancer, ballet and ballroom, started at age five by her dad, a Hollywood dance instructor. By the time she was 15 she herself was teaching and had decided on a dance career. She made a brief first marriage before meeting and falling in love with Gower Champion. They married in 1947 for 25 productive years together as the premier dance team of their day. They appeared in night clubs and theaters, on TV, and such MGM moves as "Mr. Music," 1950, "Show Boat," 1951 and "Three For the Show," 1955. They gave their last performance together in 1960 in "Sabrina Fair" in summer stock. The following year they both went into directing. Her debut was outstanding, with her production, "Bye Bye Birdie." Her stage career began to wane in the late '60s and she made only one film, "The Swimmer."

Marge was teaching ballet in Watts at the Majundi Institute as a public service when they separated in 1971. The following year she became involved with the church for the first time since her early youth, and she danced for the Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, California in an effort to rekindle public interest in the church.

Marge lived with their two boys in Beverly Hills. She moved into choreographing films, and in 1976 she won an Emmy for choreographing the TV special "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom." She kept in great shape as she aged, still active in a jazz class.

Champion married three times and divorced twice. Her ex-husband, Gower, died on 25 August 1980. Just months later, her third husband, Boris Sagal, was killed by walking into the tail rotor of a helicopter on 22 May 1981. Her son, Blake, was killed in a car accident in 1987. Marge Champion died on 21 October 2020 at her son Gregg's home in Los Angeles at age 101.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Champion, Gower (born 22 June 1921). Notes: 1947-1973


  • Relationship : Marriage 1947 (Gower Champion, 25 years)
  • Work : Prize 1976 (Emmy)
  • Death of Significant person 25 August 1980 (Ex-husband Gower died)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Child 1987 (Son Blake killed in car accident)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from the Wilsons. Same in Contemporary American Horoscopes. (She told Denise Bell, "Father left for work and was notified of my birth at 8:30 AM".)


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Married to Gower for 25 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Gower)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Third husband killed, Boris Sagal)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Steps)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Son killed in car accident)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Partnership with Gower)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Active in her local church)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Centenarian, age 101)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Night club and theater act)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (Pro)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet (Secondary)
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women