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Abbey, Henry Eugene

Harvey R. Brenneise.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1225 words.

Abbey, Henry Eugene (27 June 1846–17 October 1896), theatrical and operatic manager and impresario, was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of Henry Stephen Abbey, a clockmaker and partner in a...

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Akeman, Stringbean

Colin Escott.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Strings; Country and Western Music. 1448 words.

Akeman, Stringbean (17 June 1914–10 November 1973), banjo player and comedian, was born David Akeman in Annville, Kentucky, the son of James Akeman and Alice (maiden name unknown). Situated...

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Allen, Steve

Bruce L. Janoff.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Composition; Biographical Studies. 2956 words.

Allen, Steve (26 December 1921–30 October 2000), comedian, author, songwriter, was born Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen in New York City, the son of vaudeville comedians Carroll...

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Allen, William Ernest (Chesney) (1894–1982), comedian and singer

David Goldie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Voice; Film. 887 words.

Allen, William Ernest (Chesney) (1894–1982), comedian and singer, was born at 7 Hamballa Road, Battersea, London, on 5 April 1894, the son of Edwin Allen, a prosperous builder, and his...

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An Anecdotic Revue

Kevin Winkler.

in Big Deal

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Applied Music. 10830 words.

This chapter describes Pippin, the first of Bob Fosse’s two book musicals from the 1970s (Chicago being the second). Both shows engaged with cultural and social currents and were...

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Apprenticeship

Kevin Winkler.

in Big Deal

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Applied Music. 16456 words.

This chapter describes Bob Fosse’s first four Broadway shows, which he worked on with George Abbott or Jerome Robbins, both of whom proved important mentors to the young choreographer. This...

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Armstrong, Harry

Barbara Tischler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Composition; Keyboard. 631 words.

Armstrong, Harry (22 July 1879–28 February 1951), vaudeville performer, pianist, and popular composer, was born Henry Worthington Armstrong in Somerville, Massachusetts, the son of Henry...

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Arne, Richard (bap. 1719, d. in or after 1736), singer and actor

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 3 words.

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Aronson, Rudolph

Mary C. Henderson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Composition. 1143 words.

Aronson, Rudolph (08 April 1856–04 February 1919), theatrical impresario and composer, was born in New York City to German immigrant parents (names and occupations unknown). When he was...

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Atwell, (Una) Winifred (c. 1913–1983), pianist and entertainer

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Keyboard. 955 words.

Atwell, (Una) Winifred (c. 1913–1983), pianist and entertainer, was born on 27 April c.1913 in Jubilee Street, Tunapuna, near Port of Spain, Trinidad, the only child of a chemist, Frederick...

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