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Richard Adler

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Stage songwriting team. A short-lived but potent collaboration, they were unusual in that both wrote music and lyrics. Adler (1921– ) was born in New York City, the son of concert ...

Adler, Richard

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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..., Richard , and Jerry Ross . Stage songwriting team. A short-lived but potent collaboration, they were unusual in that both wrote music and lyrics. Adler ( 1921–2012 ) was born in New York City, the son of concert pianist Clarence Adler, but rejected classical music to write pop songs. After serving in the Navy in World War II, he teamed up with Jerry Ross [born Jerrold Rosenberg ] ( 1926–1955 ) and they worked together on songs for the radio. Ross was born in the Bronx and had acted as a youth in Yiddish Theatre productions. The two songwriters were...

Adler, Richard

Adler, Richard (3 Aug 1921)   Reference library

Geoffrey Block

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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..., Richard ( b New York, NY , 3 Aug 1921 ; d Southhampton, NY , 21 June 2012 ). Composer and lyricist . Although the son of the distinguished pianist and pedagogue Charles Adler, he received no musical training and instead studied playwriting with Paul Green at the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1943 . In 1950 , after completing service in the navy ( 1943–6 ), he began to compose radio programs and special material with co-composer-lyricist, Jerry Ross ( b Bronx, NY, 9 March 1926; d New York , 11 Nov 1955 ). By 1953 , Adler and...

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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...was settling in for a run of 1, 019 performances when Ross died of leukaemia in November 1955. Three years later, ‘Everybody Loves A Lover’, another Adler-Ross song, which does not appear to have been included in a show or film, became a hit for Doris Day . After Ross’ death Adler turned his hand to producing, but without success: The Sin Of Pat Muldoon , Richard Rodgers ’ Rex , and Music Is (for which Adler also wrote the music) were major disappointments. In the 60s he wrote both music and lyrics for Kwamina and A Mother’s Kisses , but neither took...

Richard Adler

Richard Adler  

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Stage songwriting team. A short-lived but potent collaboration, they were unusual in that both wrote music and lyrics. Adler (1921– ) was born in New York City, the son of concert ...
Lou Adler

Lou Adler  

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B. 13 December 1933, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Adler emerged as a potent force in Californian pop as the manager of Jan And Dean and co-writer of their second US Top ...
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 ...
Olympus 7-0000

Olympus 7-0000  

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(ABC-TV 1966). Richard Adler, who had co-written Broadway's baseball hit Damn Yankees (1955), turned to football for this musical fantasy and was only intermittently successful. Adler and Jerome ...
Gift of the Magi

Gift of the Magi  

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(CBS-TV 1958). O. Henry's famous short story was turned into a lovely, intimate musical scripted by Wilson Lehr and scored by Richard Adler. Eli Wallach acted as the narrator to ...
Pajama Game (Original Broadway Cast)

Pajama Game (Original Broadway Cast)  

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Broadway newcomers Richard Adler and Jerry Ross wrote the marvellous score for this show, which ran for well over 1, 000 performances in New York. Few could have foreseen that ...
Richard Peter McKeon

Richard Peter McKeon  

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(1900–1985)Richard Peter McKeon was born on 26 April 1900 in Union Hill, New Jersey. McKeon entered Columbia University as a pre-law student in 1917, later switching to a pre-engineering ...
Larry Adler

Larry Adler  

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(b Baltimore, 1914; d London, 2001).Amer. virtuoso on harmonica (mouth organ). First stage appearance, NY 1928. Toured the world as mus.‐hall artist and recitalist. First solo engagement with Sydney ...
will to power

will to power  

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In individual psychology, a term introduced by the Austrian psychiatrist Alfred Adler (1870–1937) to denote the need, especially in men, to outdo and to dominate others.
Damn Yankees (film musical)

Damn Yankees (film musical)  

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Although the original 1955 Broadway show kept that title for the London stage production, the 1958 film version was released in the UK as What Lola Wants. Regardless of its ...
Maria Ouspenskaya

Maria Ouspenskaya  

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(1876–1949)Russian-born actress and acting teacher. Trained in the provincial theatre and then at the Moscow Art Theatre, Ouspenskaya remained in New York after the MAT tour of 1923. She ...
Pajama Game, The (film musical)

Pajama Game, The (film musical)  

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Hardly any screen version of a hit Broadway musical is considered to be better than the original, but this one in 1957 was an exception. This was possibly because several ...
Bobby Howes

Bobby Howes  

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B. Robert William Howes, 4 August 1895, Battersea, London, England, d. 27 April 1972. An actor, singer and dancer with a charming, disarming style, Howes was apprenticed to be an ...
Sally Ann Howes

Sally Ann Howes  

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(1930– ).Stage, film, and television performer. The bright-eyed, lovely blonde singer–actress has starred in several London musicals and a few on Broadway, although in America she is better known ...
Kwamina

Kwamina  

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(54th Street Theatre 1961). An unconventional musical with a challenging subject, the piece was perhaps too challenging for audiences in the early 1960s for it closed after thirty-two performances, ...
Richard Valentinovich Boleslavsky

Richard Valentinovich Boleslavsky  

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(1889–1937)Actor, teacher, and director. Born Boleslaw Ryszard Srzednicki in Poland, Boleslavsky was the vital link between Stanislavsky and the United States. He moved with his family to Odessa, ...
Pajama Game

Pajama Game  

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The new songwriting team of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross joined with Bob Fosse, who was making his Broadway debut as a choreographer, and veteran George Abbott, to help create ...

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