“White Christmas” with Norwood dancer Vera-Ellen airs today
This Enquirer article about Norwood native Vera Ellen Rohe’s dancing career was a fun read. Born in 1921, she was the daughter of a piano tuner and grew up on Cathedral Avenue. Norwood native Kathleen (Metzgar) Shafer grew up with her and tells the Enquirer a lot of interesting stories about Vera-Ellen before she dropped out of Norwood High School in 1937 to dance in New York and later star in 13 films with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and Danny Kaye. In “White Christmas,” Vera-Ellen plays Rosemary Clooney’s sister and love interest for Danny Kaye. The film airs at 8:00 and 10:45 p.m. today on AMC.
Here’s a list of other famous people from Norwood on the Norwood Historical Society website.
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