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Real-life inspiration for Snow White and ‘Disney legend’ dies aged 101

Aged 14, Champion became the live-action reference model for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which came out in 1938

Marge Champion: Real-life inspiration for Snow White and ‘Disney legend’ dies aged 101 Aged 14, Champion became the live-action reference model for Snow White, which came out in 1938

The “Disney legend” who served as the real-life inspiration for the animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has died aged 101.

Announcing her death earlier on Thursday, the official Disney Fan Club said in a statement: “We are sorry to report that Disney Legend Marge Champion, a gifted actress and dancer who was the live-action reference model for several of the most beloved characters of Walt Disney’s golden age of animation, most notably the iconic heroine of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has passed away.”

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