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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 ...
George Hearn

George Hearn  

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(b. 1934), actor and singer.The full‐voiced baritone was born in St. Louis and educated at Southwestern University before making his New York debut in 1963 in Shakespeare productions in ...
Howard Da Silva

Howard Da Silva  

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[né(1909–86), character actor.The deep‐voiced, bulky Da Silva, who could play heavies as well as twinkling teddy bears, was also a respected director, producer, and playwright but will always ...
Ken Howard

Ken Howard  

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(b. 1944), actor and singer.The tall, blond, athletic leading man of musicals and plays was born in El Centro, California, and educated at Amherst College and Yale before working ...
Onna White

Onna White  

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(1922–2005), choreographer.The Nova Scotia–born dancer performed in several musicals before creating the choreography for a 1955 revival of Guys and Dolls. She later created the dances for numerous ...
Pat Hingle

Pat Hingle  

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(1924–2009), actor.A native of Denver, Colorado, he made his debut in End as a Man (1953) and, after playing Gooper in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), scored ...
Peter Stone

Peter Stone  

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(1930–2003).Stage, film, and television writer. A very successful author of Broadway musical hits and film comedies, he was also a valued play “doctor” who made uncredited contributions to many ...
Ray Middleton

Ray Middleton  

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(1907–1984).Stage, television, and film performer. The robust, strapping leading man with an exceptional baritone voice, he appeared intermittently on Broadway for thirty years. Middleton was born in ...
Ron Holgate

Ron Holgate  

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(b. 1937), actor and singer.The rich‐voiced baritone was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and educated at Northwestern before studying for an opera career at the New England Conservatory and ...
Scarlet Pimpernel

Scarlet Pimpernel  

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Based on the 1905 novel by Baroness Orczy, this swashbuckling ‘New Musical Adventure’ swept into the Minskoff Theatre in New York on 9 November 1997. Although Nan Knighton’s book ‘clarifies’ ...
Sherman Edwards

Sherman Edwards  

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B. 3 April 1919, New York City, New York, USA, d. 30 March 1981, New York, USA. After studying history at New York University, Edwards taught American history at James ...
Sony Broadway

Sony Broadway  

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The Masterworks division of Columbia Records under the leadership of Goddard Lieberson, dominated the recording of Original Broadway Cast albums from the early 50s onwards. By that time, Columbia ...
Wars in American Drama

Wars in American Drama  

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Given its basic importance in establishing this country, the Revolutionary War has inspired few plays of merit and most of these have found but small acceptance from playgoers. Because of ...
William Daniels

William Daniels  

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(b. 1927), character actor.The loud, strident supporting player was born in Brooklyn, educated at Northwestern, and trained with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio before making his New York ...

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