Episode 39: Damn Yankees, Part 2 (Fossepocalypse #4.5)

Damn Yankees

She gets hotter everytime I look at her

Fine folk of Jazzhandia, this week we wrap up DAMN YANKEES with part two of our episode. Part two is pretty much all Gwen-love.

Gwen was Jack Cole’s star dancer who – like Fosse – gave up on being a movie star and headed to Broadway where she made a big splash almost instantly.

DAMN YANKEES was her first starring role, and it’s a doozy! Lola is arguably the best character in the show, played with heart and depth by our favorite sassy redhead.

This movie would be Gwen’s only major film role, and the only time she and Fosse would dance together on film.

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Who’s Got the Pain?

Damn Yankees (1958)
Damn Yankees poster Rating: 7.0/10 (3,359 votes)
Director: George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Writer: George Abbott, Douglass Wallop, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Stars: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston
Runtime: 111 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Released: 28 Dec 1958
Plot: A frustrated fan of the hopeless Washington Senators makes a pact with the Devil to help the baseball team win the league pennant.

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