Actress Marge Champion died in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The champion was 101 years old at the time of his death.

Champion had a long and prestigious career as an actor and dancer. His career got a kick-off from Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in which he served as a model for the Snow White character.

Snow White’s appearance and movements were animated with the Champion dancing, appearance, obvious and gestures. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs appeared in 1937. At that time, making animations was clearly slower than it is today.

The champion was only 14 years old when she started as a Snow White model. He visited Disney animation studios once or twice a week for two years and earned $ 10 for each day of work.

“No one on the animation team had a young woman who knew how to dress a swing or how to make a move,” Champion told the U.S. Television Archive in 1998.

Based on the Grimm tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was Disney’s first feature-length full-length film. It was a huge success, and gave birth to Champion other jobs at Disney. Champion also appeared as a model for the Blue Elf in Pinnocchio, and Dumbo’s hippo dance moves are modeled on Champion.

The dancer had a long career, especially in musicals at MGM studios. A successful career spawned an Emmy Award, among other things. In addition to films, Champion has appeared in several Broadway musicals, for which he also choreographed.

Champion was married three times and he had two children. Champion slept away at his son’s home.

Source: BBC, IMDB.