How much is Vera-Ellen worth?
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Date of Birth:||16 February 1921|
|Country:||United States of America|
She appeared in the final Marx Brothers film, Love Happy, as well as the Hollywood musicals Words and Music and On the Town, in which she danced alongside Gene Kelly. She starred opposite Fred Astaire in the musicals Three Little Words and The Belle of New York, both of which brought her top billing. Call Me Madam was a vehicle starring Ethel Merman, and she had a role in the movie alongside Donald O’Connor.
Vera-Ellen Rohe was the daughter of Martin F. Rohe, a piano merchant, and Alma C. Westmeier. She was born in Norwood, Ohio. Both traced their ancestry back to immigrants from Germany. Her mother had a dream in which she saw her hyphenated first name in the book “Lights,” which is where her mother got the idea for the name.
In 1939, she made her debut on Broadway in the musical Very Warm for May, which was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein. She was one of the younger Rockettes when she joined the troupe at Radio City Music Hall. This resulted in her landing roles on Broadway in productions such as Panama Hattie, By Jupiter, and A Connecticut Yankee, where she was discovered by Samuel Goldwyn, who cast her opposite Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo in the film Wonder Man, which was released in 1945.
Her singing was dubbed beginning in 1945 with the release of her very first film, Wonder Man. However, “I Feel at Home with You” and “You Always Love the Same Girl,” are both duets that Vera-Ellen sings with Chester Stratton on the Decca Broadway Original Cast Album of the 1943 revival of A Connecticut Yankee. The albums was released in 1943. Her appearance is that of a comic sorceress.
She also had a role in the musical comedy “Happy Go Lovely,” which was released in 1951, opposite David Niven and Cesar Romero. Vera-Ellen played her penultimate film appearance in the 1954 box office smash White Christmas, which also starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney. The picture was a huge success. She continued her career with only one more film, the 1957 British movie Let us Be Happy, in which she starred.
From the middle through the end of the 1950s, US variety shows featured Vera-Ellen as a guest performer on a regular basis. Her last public appearances were on a broadcast of The Dinah Shore Show on February 14, 1959, and an episode of The Perry Como Show that aired on television on November 22, 1958. After that, Vera-Ellen called it quits in the performing arts.
On August 30, 1981, Vera-Ellen passed away in the Los Angeles County General Hospital from complications related to ovarian cancer. Her age was sixty years old. She was laid to rest in the Glen Haven Memorial Park located in Sylmar, California.
Vera-Ellen was married not once but twice. Her first spouse was a fellow dancer named Robert Hightower, and they were married from February 1941 to November 1946. Their union lasted for a total of seven years. Her second spouse, the oilman Victor Rothschild, was her second husband. Their marriage lasted from 1954 until 1966, when it ended in divorce. During the time that she was married to Rothschild, she gave birth to a daughter named Victoria Ellen. Victoria Ellen passed away in 1963 at the age of three months from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). She decided to withdraw from public life after the passing of her one and only child.