Related Information for Gwen Verdon Gwen Verdon (1925-1980) was an American dancer and actress appearing in both Broadway and Hollywood musicals. She was considered one of the best dancers on Broadway through the 1950s and 1960s appearing musicals such as Can-Can, New Girl in Town, Sweet Charity, and later, Chicago. However she is best remembered for her role as Lola in Damn Yankees. She appeared as Lola in both the original Broadway production as well as the 1958 movie version.Her second husband was the dancer and cho.. read more