Merge Champion

Remembering Marge Champion

By Beth Deitchman

We are sorry to report that Disney Legend Marge Champion, a gifted actress and dancer who was the live-action reference model for several of the most beloved characters of Walt Disney’s golden age of animation, most notably the iconic heroine of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has passed away. She was 101.

In addition to Snow White,…

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Marge Champion

Marge Champion

Marge Champion is something of a golden girl. Not only is she a veteran of the golden age of MGM musicals, but also the golden age of television—and the golden age of Disney Animation, including several of the greatest animated features of all time.

Marjorie Celeste Belcher was born on September 2, 1919, in Los Angeles. She began dancing as a child under the…

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