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Kurt Weill

(1900—1950) German composer

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Agnes Bernelle

Agnes Bernelle  

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B. Agnes Bernauer, 1923, Berlin, Germany, d. 16 February 1999, Eire. Bernelle’s Hungarian-born father, Rudolph Bernauer, was a theatre owner who also wrote lyrics, and Marlene Dietrich was a family ...
Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner  

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(1918–86),born in New York City, after graduation from Harvard (1940) met Frederick Loewe (1904–88), an Austrian-born composer, for whose music he wrote lyrics in their successful collaboration on ...
Anne Kerry Ford

Anne Kerry Ford  

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B. Anne Kerry, c.1960, Texas, USA. From the age of 12 Ford, lived in Washington, DC, where she attended ballet school, then went to the Juilliard School of Drama, graduating ...
Asakura Setsu

Asakura Setsu  

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(1922– )Japanese designer. Born in Tokyo, Asakura began her career as a painter but after study in New York in 1970 took up a theatrical career. She soon became a ...
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny  

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(‘Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny’). Opera in three acts by Weill to a libretto by Bertolt Brecht (Leipzig, 1930).
Barbara Harris

Barbara Harris  

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(1935– ).Stage, film, and television performer. The baby-faced, grainy-voiced actress has scattered credits in all media and is never less than fascinating each time. Harris was born in Evanston, ...
Barbara Thompson

Barbara Thompson  

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B. Barbara Gracey Thompson, 27 July 1944, Oxford, England. Classically trained at the Royal College of Music in London, where she studied flute, clarinet, piano and composition between 1965 and ...
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 ...
Beggar's Opera

Beggar's Opera  

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*ballad opera in three acts arranged and partly composed by Pepusch to a libretto by John Gay (London, 1728). It was reworked several times in the 20th century, notably by ...
Ben Bagley

Ben Bagley  

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(1933–1998).Stage producer. One of the most colorful musical producers on the Off Broadway scene in the 1950s and 1960s, he excelled in small and witty revues. Bagley left his ...
Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht  

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(1894–1964),born in New York, reared in Wisconsin, was a bohemian member of the literary group that flourished in Chicago just after World War I. He was known as an ironical, cynical, ultra-romantic ...
Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht  

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(1898–1956),German dramatist and poet who emigrated to the US during the Fascist period, then settled in 1949 in East Berlin. His early plays show kinship with Expressionism. Die Dreigroschenoper ...
Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin  

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B. Walden Robert Cassotto, 14 May 1936, New York, USA, d. 20 December 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA. Darin’s entry to the music business occurred during the mid-50s following a ...
Caspar Neher

Caspar Neher  

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(1897–1962)German designer, whose career was inextricably linked with that of his schoolfriend Bertolt Brecht. From 1918 to 1922 Neher studied in Munich. His first stage design was for Kleist's ...
Cheryl Crawford

Cheryl Crawford  

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(1902–86)American producer. A rising star in the administration of the Theatre Guild, Crawford broke away to join Harold Clurman and Lee Strasberg to found the Group Theatre in 1931. ...
Cleo Laine

Cleo Laine  

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B. Clementina Dinah Campbell, 28 October 1927, Southall, Middlesex, England. Laine’s earliest performance was as an extra in the film, The Thief Of Baghdad (1940). Her singing career started with ...
Cradle Will Rock

Cradle Will Rock  

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Opera‐musical in 1 act by Blitzstein (1936) to his own lib. on conflict between steel magnate and trade union. Prod. NY 1937.
Dagmar Krause

Dagmar Krause  

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B. 4 June 1950, Hamburg, Germany. Vocalist Krause began performing in Hamburg’s thriving underground scene during the late 60s. She subsequently joined Peter Blegvad and Anthony Moore in Slapp Happy ...
Dale Bruning

Dale Bruning  

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B. 8 November 1934, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA. As a small child Bruning played piano and when in high school moved on to guitar. He also became adept at several other ...
Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye  

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(b. Brooklyn, New York, 18 Jan. 1913; d. Los Angeles, 3 March 1987)Actor, comedian and singer. Kaye began as a comedian in vaudeville, summer camps and the New York ...

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