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Adler and Ross

Adler and Ross  

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Songwriting team.(b. 1921)was born in New York, the son of Clarence Adler, a concert pianist and music teacher. Rejecting his father's interest in classical music, he studied at ...
Archie Bleyer

Archie Bleyer  

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B. 12 June 1909, Corona, New York, USA, d. 20 March 1989, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA. A band leader, musical arranger and founder of Cadence Records, Bleyer began playing the piano ...
Betty Buckley

Betty Buckley  

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(1947– ).Stage, film, and television performer. A Broadway diva who for several years replaced stars, she originated a few roles before she found stardom. Buckley was born in Big Spring ...
Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse  

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(b Chicago, 23 Jun. 1927; d Washington, DC, 23 Sept. 1987)US dancer, choreographer, and producer. The son of vaudeville performers he danced in burlesque from the age of 13 and performed as the ...
Brent Barrett

Brent Barrett  

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B. 28 February 1957, Quinter, Kansas, USA. It was Barrett’s tenor voice and attractive stage presence that first invited attention in a 1980 Broadway revival of West Side Story in ...
Business and Labor in Musicals

Business and Labor in Musicals  

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These two recurring subjects in Broadway musicals have been treated satirically, as is often the case of business, or fervently, as sometimes in the matter of labor. From the Fordyce ...
Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway  

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(1907–1994).Stage, film, and television musician, composer, and performer. The energetic African American scat-singing bandleader who flourished for decades in nightclubs and on television, he also ...
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 ...
Dancin'

Dancin'  

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Bob Fosse had probably been waiting all his life for the opportunity to get rid of those tiresome librettos and get down to what the Broadway musical stage was all ...
Don Walker

Don Walker  

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(1907–89), orchestrator.Born in Lambertville, New Jersey, and educated at the University of Pennsylvania, he orchestrated over one hundred Broadway musicals, beginning with May Wine (1935). His work ...
Doris Day

Doris Day  

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(1924– ).Film and television performer. For many years America's favorite wholesome, girl-next-door movie star, playing virginal heroines into middle age, she was also a superb song stylist and a ...
Eddie Foy, Jr.

Eddie Foy, Jr.  

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B. Edwin Fitzgerald Jnr., 4 February 1905, New Rochelle, New York, USA, d. 15 July 1983, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. Foy’s showbusiness career began at age five as ...
Edmund Hockridge

Edmund Hockridge  

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B. 9 August 1923, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. One of the UK’s most popular leading men in the imported US musicals of the 50s, with rugged looks, a sure manner ...
Elizabeth Seal

Elizabeth Seal  

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B. Elizabeth Anne Seal, 28 August 1933, Genoa, Italy. A dynamic, vivacious dancer, singer, and actress, Elizabeth Seal won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dancing at the age ...
Flower Drum Song

Flower Drum Song  

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While being perfectly agreeable - and successful - in the form of the stage musical, which opened on Broadway in 1958, this screen version, released three years later, seemed somewhat ...
Frederick Brisson

Frederick Brisson  

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B. Carl Frederick Brisson, 17 March 1913, Copenhagen, Denmark, d. 8 October 1984, New York, USA. Brisson, the son of Carl Brisson, was a stage and film producer. He grew ...
George Abbott

George Abbott  

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(b. Forestville, NY, 25 June 1887; d. Miami, Fla., 31 Jan. 1995)Director, producer, play-doctor and playwright. At the age of 102, Abbott was still directing on Broadway. In 1987 ...
Golden Apple

Golden Apple  

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(1954),a musical comedy by John Latouche (book, lyrics), Jerome Moross (music).[Phoenix Theatre, 173 perf.; NYDCC Award.] Angel's Roost, Washington, is a small turn‐of‐the‐century American village ...
Hal Linden

Hal Linden  

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(1931– ).Stage and television performer. The genial leading man with a perennial smile and pleasant singing voice, he acted on Broadway for years but only found stardom right before he ...

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