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Art Lund

Art Lund  

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B. Arthur London, 1 April 1915, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, d. 2 June 1990, Salt Lake City, Iowa, USA. An actor and singer, with a fine, strong baritone voice ...
Ben Bernie

Ben Bernie  

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(1891–1943).Film and stage performer, conductor, composer, and musician. A popular bandleader with a nasal, talkative personality, he was featured in four Hollywood musicals. Bernie was born in ...
Blossom Seeley

Blossom Seeley  

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B. 16 July 1891, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 17 April 1974, New York City, New York, USA. As a child performer, and while still in junior school, Seeley appeared ...
Broadway Melody

Broadway Melody  

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Al Jolson had already dispensed a few musical morsels in the otherwise silent The Jazz Singer, the now legendary first feature-length ‘talking’ picture in 1927, but this film, which was ...
Broadway Melody of 1936

Broadway Melody of 1936  

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(MGM 1935) had little in common with The Broadway Melody except for another marvelous score by Brown and Freed and another backstage story. McGowan and Silvers from the first picture ...
Charley Patton

Charley Patton  

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B. 1 May 1891, Bolton, Mississippi, USA, d. 28 April 1934, Indianola, Mississippi, USA. Charley Patton was small, but in all other ways larger than life; his death from a ...
Cicely Courtneidge

Cicely Courtneidge  

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(1893–1980),British comedienne of tremendous vitality, born in Sydney, who made her first appearance on the stage in Manchester at the age of 8 playing Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night's ...
Danny Alvin

Danny Alvin  

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B. Daniel Alvin Viniello, 29 November 1902, New York City, New York, USA, d. 6 December 1958, Chicago, Illinois, USA. While still in his teens Alvin played drums professionally for ...
Earl Carroll

Earl Carroll  

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(1893–1948),American theatre manager and producer, originally a lyric writer, who settled in New York in 1912 and 10 years later built the first Earl Carroll Theatre there. From 1923 ...
Earl Carroll Vanities

Earl Carroll Vanities  

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A series of revues produced by Earl Carroll annually from 1923 through 1932 (except for 1927 and 1929) and again in 1940, they were celebrated and sometimes attacked for their ...
Eubie Blake

Eubie Blake  

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(1883–1983).Stage composer and musician. A groundbreaking African American songwriter who often collaborated with lyricist Noble Sissle, he gave Broadway its first truly black musical. Blake was born ...
Follow A Star

Follow A Star  

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Although the music and lyrics for this piece were by Vivian Ellis and Douglas Furber, this was by no means a typical Ellis show. The reason was the dominating presence ...
Frankie Ford

Frankie Ford  

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B. Francis Guzzo, 4 August 1939, Gretna, Louisiana, USA. A rocker from a suburb of New Orleans, Frankie Ford is second cousin to that other New Orleans legend Dr. John. ...
George Gershwin

George Gershwin  

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1898–1937)US composer and pianist, known for his popular songs, musicals, and his folk opera Porgy and Bess.Born in Brooklyn of impoverished Russian-Jewish immigrant parents, he grew up on the tough ...
George Murphy

George Murphy  

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(1902–1992).Film performer. A congenial song-and-dance man, he cavorted in twenty Hollywood musicals and then played in dramatic roles before going into politics. Murphy was born in New Haven, ...
Herb Magidson

Herb Magidson  

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(1906–1986).Film and stage lyricist. A reliable Hollywood songwriter, he collaborated with many composers but mainly with Allie Wrubel. Magidson was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, and first heard ...
Jack Yellen

Jack Yellen  

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(1892–1991).Stage and film lyricist. The author of some 200 songs, he captured the feelings of America in the 1920s with the slaphappy “Ain't She Sweet?” and the yearning for ...
Joe Tarto

Joe Tarto  

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B. Vincent Joseph Tortoriello, 22 February 1902, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 24 August 1986, Morristown, New Jersey, USA. As a child Tarto played trombone before switching to the tuba. ...
Joker Is Wild

Joker Is Wild  

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One of the first artists that Frank Sinatra signed to his own new Reprise Records label in the early 60s was nightclub comedian Joe E. Lewis. Before then, the two ...
Leave It to Me!

Leave It to Me!  

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Just a year after his riding accident, during which both his legs were very badly injured, Cole Porter came up with a terrific score for this funny and satirical show ...

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