Ben Vereen Biography

Published On Nov 19, 2016
Facts of Ben Vereen
Date of Birth: 1946 , October-10
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
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Ben Vereen has married two time . Currently rumors are spreading that he has been married to two women at the time for 36 years . His first spouse Andrea Townsley and Ben have one child Ben Vereen Jr . they had filed divorced but back in that time there was no internet or electrical records so, they did not know they had been divorced or not.

Again he married his second wife , Nancy Bruner  and had four daughters Malika Vereen , Karon Vereen , Naja Vereen and Kabara Vereen . They divorced in 2012 but this marriage is said not to be legal because Ben had not been divorced with his first wife .

Ben worked on stages from 1965 to 2006 . Vereen performed in one-man shows and actively lectures on black history and inspirational topics .

Vereen also performed in numerous flims and televisions . He was nominatd in 1997 for an Emmy nomination .He is also well-known for the role of 'chicken" George Moore in Alex HA'S landmark TV Roots .

Ben has a net worth of $5 million .His ethnicity is black and his nationality is American .

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Ben Vereen was born


Ben Vereen was in Miami, Florida on 10th october .When his family had gone to Newyork , his mother had gave him to someone to take care but when she returned she found out that Ben was gone . Ben knew this several years after he went in search of his family .

Ben went to High School of performing Arts


At the age of 14 , Ben had interest for dance and drama .So, at the age of 14 he went to High School of performing arts where he studied under choregraphers Martha Graham , George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. After his graduation , he did not find jobs so he had to do odd jobs .

Ben Vereen Started his career


On 1965 , Ben started his career and is still active till now .He first started to work on stages from 1965 to 2006 his first stage performance was The Prodigal Son were he was dancer and his last stage performance was tittled wicked .He was also nominated for Tony's Award and also won a award for his performance in Pipping .

Married with two woman for 36 years


In 1965 , Ben and his first wife filed for divorce but they did not know they were divorced or not .  In 1976 , Ben Vereen was married for the second time with Nancy Bruner and has four daughters Malika, Karon , Naja and Kabara. Now , the situation says that Ben had not been divorced with his first wife . Therefore , making his second marriage Illegal .