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Richard Adler

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Beatrice Arthur

Beatrice Arthur  

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(1926–2009).Stage and television performer. The tall, throaty-voiced actress was a long-time popular comedienne on television but she also had an extensive career in the New York theatre in the ...
Bobby Howes

Bobby Howes  

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B. Robert William Howes, 4 August 1895, Battersea, London, England, d. 27 April 1972. An actor, singer and dancer with a charming, disarming style, Howes was apprenticed to be an ...
Carol Haney

Carol Haney  

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B. 24 December 1924, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA, d. 10 May 1964, Saddle Brook, New Jersey, USA. While still a student of dance, Haney encountered choreographer Jack Cole who not ...
Damn Yankees

Damn Yankees  

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Combining the improbable ingredients of a Faustian plot with a baseball setting, Damn Yankees opened at the 46th Street Theatre in New York on 5 May 1955. George Abbott and ...
Damn Yankees (film musical)

Damn Yankees (film musical)  

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Although the original 1955 Broadway show kept that title for the London stage production, the 1958 film version was released in the UK as What Lola Wants. Regardless of its ...
Frank Loesser

Frank Loesser  

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(b NY, 1910; d NY, 1969).Amer. composer. Settled in Hollywood 1931. Wrote several successful Broadway musicals (Guys and Dolls, 1950, The Most Happy Fella, 1956, and How to succeed in Business ...
Gift of the Magi

Gift of the Magi  

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(CBS-TV 1958). O. Henry's famous short story was turned into a lovely, intimate musical scripted by Wilson Lehr and scored by Richard Adler. Eli Wallach acted as the narrator to ...
Gwen Verdon

Gwen Verdon  

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(b Culver City, Calif., 13 Jan. 1925; d 18 Oct. 2000)US dancer, singer, actress, and choreographer. She studied ballet, Spanish dance, and East Indian dance (with La Meri) before appearing with Jack ...
John Raitt

John Raitt  

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(1917–2005), singer and actor.A native of Santa Ana, California, the husky, virile singer was Curly in the Chicago company of Oklahoma! but is remembered primarily as the original Billy ...
Kwamina

Kwamina  

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(54th Street Theatre 1961). An unconventional musical with a challenging subject, the piece was perhaps too challenging for audiences in the early 1960s for it closed after thirty-two performances, ...
Little Women

Little Women  

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Opera in two acts by Adamo to his own libretto after Louisa May Alcott's novel (1868–9) (Houston, TX, 1998).
Olympus 7-0000

Olympus 7-0000  

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(ABC-TV 1966). Richard Adler, who had co-written Broadway's baseball hit Damn Yankees (1955), turned to football for this musical fantasy and was only intermittently successful. Adler and Jerome ...
Pajama Game

Pajama Game  

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The new songwriting team of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross joined with Bob Fosse, who was making his Broadway debut as a choreographer, and veteran George Abbott, to help create ...
Pajama Game, The (film musical)

Pajama Game, The (film musical)  

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Hardly any screen version of a hit Broadway musical is considered to be better than the original, but this one in 1957 was an exception. This was possibly because several ...
Sally Ann Howes

Sally Ann Howes  

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(1930– ).Stage, film, and television performer. The bright-eyed, lovely blonde singer–actress has starred in several London musicals and a few on Broadway, although in America she is better known ...

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