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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 ...

Hearn George

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
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205 words

... George ( 1934–  ). Stage, film, and television performer . A powerful baritone with a strong stage presence, the versatile singer–actor has been extolled for his performances in the classics, musicals, and everything between. Hearn was born in St. Louis and educated at Southwestern University before acting in regional theatres. His early Manhattan credits were in classical revivals by the New York Shakespeare Festival and then he made his Broadway debut in the short-lived musical A Time for Singing ( 1966 ). Hearn impressed audiences when he took over...

Hearn, George

Hearn, George (1934)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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137 words

..., George (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 Central Park. He was first noticed on Broadway ten years later as the rugby player Trevor in The Changing Room ( 1973 ). Although he was praised for his refugee Kurt Muller in Watch on the Rhine ( 1980 ), the Jewish father Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank ( 1997 ), and other dramatic roles, Hearn's most treasured performances have been in...

Hearn, George

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Sylvia Stoner-Hawkins

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
263 words

..., George ( b St. Louis, MO , 18 June 1934 ). Actor and singer . He began his career in New York in 1963 with Shakespeare in the Park and subsequently has performed in more than 185 plays and about 20 musicals. He first appeared on Broadway as Ianto Morgan in A Time for Singing by John Morris ( 1966 ). He also played the role of John Dickinson in Sherman Edwards's 1776 ( 1971 ) and replaced Len Cariou in the title role of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd ( 1979 ). He originated the role of Papa in I Remember Mama ( 1979 ), with music by...

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
413 words

... George b. 18 June 1934, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. An actor and singer whose career has spanned some 30 years, Hearn started out playing mainly dramatic roles, despite having vocal training from an early age. After working in regional theatre, he made his Broadway debut in 1966 in the short-lived musical A Time For Singing , which was based on the famous novel How Green Was My Valley . In the early 70s, he played John Dickenson in 1776 on the US tour and on Broadway, and in 1979 was in the cast of Richard Rodgers ’ last musical, I Remember Mama . A...

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 ...
George Gower

George Gower  

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(d. 1596).English portraitist and decorative painter. Of a Yorkshire gentry family, his date of birth and the nature of his training are unknown. His earliest extant works are the ...
Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd  

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A ‘Musical Thriller’ which is often regarded as Stephen Sondheim’s most satisfying work to date - certainly his most grisly - Sweeney Todd opened at the Uris Theatre in New ...
Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard  

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Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-awaited musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s classic black-and-white film that starred Gloria Swanson and William Holden, finally surmounted a host of technical ...
La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles  

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Music
After experiencing his biggest hits with the all-frills and femininity of Hello, Dolly! and Mame, composer and lyricist Jerry Herman gave Broadway a dose of effeminacy in 1983 with its ...
Annie

Annie  

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Adapted from the smash-hit Broadway musical which opened in 1977 and ran for over 2, 000 performances, this screen version, which cost over $50 million to produce, differed in several ...
Denis Quilley

Denis Quilley  

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(1927– )English actor. Quilley began his career while still a teenager at the Birmingham Rep, later joining the Old Vic and John Neville's company at Nottingham. A succession of West ...
Follies

Follies  

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Often cited as one of Stephen Sondheim’s more ‘accessible’ shows, Follies opened at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York on 4 April 1971. James Goldman’s book is set on ...
Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert  

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(1821–80),French novelist. His first and best‐known novel, Madame Bovary (1857), is one of the landmarks of 19th‐cent. fiction, distinguished for its psychological insight, impersonal narrative ...
Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury  

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(1925– )Anglo-American actress. English born, sent to America to escape the Blitz, she began her acting career with the film Gaslight (1944), for which she received an Academy award nomination ...
La Cage Aux Folles

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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152 words

...Cage Aux Folles ( 1983 ) , a musical comedy by Harvey Fierstein (book), Jerry Herman (music, lyrics). [ Palace Theatre , 1,761 perf.; Tony Award.] Georges ( Gene Barry ), a nightclub operator, and Albin ( George Hearn ), a female impersonator, have long been lovers, although Georges once had a heterosexual affair that left him with a son ( John Weiner ). The now‐grown son wants to marry the daughter of a political figure ( Jay Garner ) who is a crusader against homosexuals, so when the two families meet, Albin puts on his dress and is introduced as the...

Gower, George

Gower, George (d. 1596)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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205 words

...Although no certain portraits by him of the Queen survive, he merited a grant of property from her in 1589 . He lived in the London parish of S. Clement Danes from 1585 until his death in August 1596 . Karen Hearn Gapper, C. , ‘ “Trompe l'Œil” Architectural Painting on Plaster in the Royal Works 1582–9’, Traditional Paint News , 1/2 (1996). Hearn, K. (ed.), Dynasties , exhib. cat. 1995 (London,...

Rum Rebllion

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
195 words

...or less successfully, to obtain the monopoly on the sale of rum in the Colony. Leaders of the rebellion were Lieutenant Colonel George Johnston , commanding officer of the Corps, and John Macarthur . The events are recounted in H. V. Evatt 's Rum Rebellion ( 1938 ), George Mackaness 's The Life of Vice-Admiral William Bligh (2nd edn, 1951 ), M. H. Ellis 's John Macarthur ( 1955 ) and Ross Fitzgerald and Mark Hearn 's Bligh, Macarthur and the Rum Rebellion ( 1988 ). The Rum Rebellion features in many fictional and dramatic re-creations of...

Biomorphism

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
628 words
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...1940s in unifying otherwise diverse stylistic innovations. For illustration see color pl. 1:VI, 3. 3. Biomorphism The Flesh Eaters by William Baziotes, oil and charcoal on canvas, 1.52 × 1.83 m, 1952. Purchase, George A. Hearn Fund, Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, and Hearn Funds, Bequest of Charles F. Iklé, and Gifts of Mrs. Carroll J. Post and Mrs. George S. Amory, by exchange, 1995. Image copyright © The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY [ See also Surrealism . ] Bibliography L. Glózer : Picasso und der Surrealismus (Cologne, 1974) S. Poley : Hans...

Rum Rebellion

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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187 words

...releasing Macarthur from detention. The senior officer George Johnston became nominal commander while Bligh was held captive until June 1808 at Government House. In December 1809 Governor Macquarie brought with him his own troops and sent the NSW ‘Rum Corps’ home to England. H. V. Evatt put the case for Bligh as a champion of the small settler in Rum Rebellion ( 1938 ), while M. H. Ellis 's 1955 biography of Macarthur is the most robust defence of the rebels. Ross Fitzgerald and Mark Hearn reconsidered Bligh, Macarthur and the Rum Rebellion ...

La Cage aux Folles

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
329 words

...for La Cage aux Folles Character 1983 Broadway 2004 Broadway Albin George Hearn Gary Beach Georges Gene Barry Daniel Davis Jean-Michel John Weiner Gavin Creel Anne Leslie Stevens Angela Gaylor Jacqueline Elizabeth Parrish Ruth Williamson Edouard Dindon Jay Garner Michael Mulheren Marie Dindon Merle Louise Linda Balgord songs. St. Tropez nightclub owner Georges and his longtime lover and main attraction, female impersonator Albin , find their lives turned upside down when Georges's son Jean-Michel wants to bring his fiancée Anne and her...

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