Vera is an American entertainer who danced and acted. She has featured in films like “White Christmas”.
Her birth name is Vera-Ellen Westmeier Rohe and she’s from Germany. Her father was Martin F. Rohe and her mother was Alma C. Westmeier. She started dancing when she was a child. In 1941, she married Robert Hightower, a dancer. The marriage ended after about five years. In 1954, she accepted Victor Rothschild as her husband but the marriage fell apart in 1966, about three years after they lost their three months old baby to SIDS.
She started her Broadway career in 1939 and in 1945, she was in her first film titled “Wonder Man”. Other films she has been in are “Three Little Girls in Blue” and “Call Me Madam”.
As a young teenager, she participated in the “Major Bowes Amateur Hour” and emerged winner, causing her to take the profession seriously. She also loved to swim and used it to help herself when she had a mild stroke.
In 1981, she lost her life to complications relating to cancer of the ovaries.
F.A.Q. about Vera-Ellen
When is her birthday?
Vera-Ellen's birthday is on February 16, 1921.
In how many days is her birthday?
Vera-Ellen's birthday is in 13 days
How old was Vera-Ellen when she died?
She was 60 years old.
When did she die?
She died in August 30, 1981.
How old would she be today?
Vera-Ellen would be 101 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Vera-Ellen from?
She was born in Norwood, Ohio, U.S..