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Marge and Gower Champion Show, The

1 9 5 7 (USA)
11 x 30 minute episodes

Real-life husband and wife dance team, Marge and Gower Champion, attempted sitcom stardom on CBS in 1957 playing themselves, on alternating weeks with The Jack Benny Program.

Gower played a choreographer and Marge his dance partner, and each episode had at least one song and dance number worked into the script.

Plots focused upon the couple’s attempts to find a normal life within the showbiz world. Many of the situations were based upon real-life experiences.

The legendary Buddy Rich was Cozy, their drummer. Others in the cast included Jack Whiting as Marge’s dad (also their manager); Peg LaCentra was Marge’s best friend and interior decorator, Amanda; and Barbara Perry was Miss Weatherly.

Marge Champion
Gower Champion
Buddy Rich
Marge’s father 
Jack Whiting
Peg LaCentra
Miss Weatherly
Barbara Perry