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Ray Middleton

(1907—1984)

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Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun  

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Like many other films boasting Irving Berlin scores, Annie Get Your Gun is rarely seen nowadays, owing to the composer’s original financial demands over any performance or broadcasting of his ...
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol  

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(CBS-TV 1954). Fredric March played Scrooge in this musical, sometimes operatic, version scored by Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann and playwright–lyricist Maxwell Anderson. The sixty-minute ...
George White

George White  

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(b. New York, 1890; d. Hollywood, 11 Oct. 1968)Dancer, producer and director. White began dancing professionally while still a youngster. He afterwards performed in vaudeville and in Broadway ...
Knickerbocker Holiday

Knickerbocker Holiday  

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Not a particularly successful show, but notable for the participation of two much-admired American citizens, the distinguished character actor Walter Huston, and the celebrated playwright Maxwell ...
Love Life

Love Life  

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A most unusual show, with music by Kurt Weill, and a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Love Life opened at the 46th Street Theatre in New York on ...
Middleton, Ray

Middleton, Ray (1907–1984)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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(1907–1984).

Stage, television, and film performer. The robust, strapping leading man with an exceptional baritone

Middleton Ray

Middleton Ray   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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b. 8 February 1907, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 10 April 1984, Panorama City, California, USA. A good looking singer and

Panama Hattie

Panama Hattie  

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Considered to be similar in some ways to Du Barry Was A Lady (1939), this show was nevertheless felt to be inferior to that one, although it employed the same ...
Roberta

Roberta  

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The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers bandwagon gathered pace with this 1935 adaptation of another successful Broadway musical. Naturally, the original libretto, which itself was based on Alice Duer ...
Roberta (stage musical)

Roberta (stage musical)  

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Opening at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York on 18 November 1933, this show was based on Alice Duer Miller’s novel Gowns By Roberta, and set, appropriately enough, in ...
South Pacific

South Pacific  

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This immensely successful screen version of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s 1949 Broadway hit musical was released by 20th Century-Fox in 1958. Paul Osborn’s screenplay, which was adapted ...

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