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Audrey Hepburn

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Music Theatre.

1929–1993)

Belgian-born US actress whose combination of sophisticated beauty and elfin charm ensured her success.

Born in Brussels, the daughter of a Dutch baroness and an...

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Cary Grant

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

B. Archibald Alexander Leach, 18 January 1904, Horfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, d. 29 November 1986, Davenport, Iowa, USA. As a child, Leach joined a troupe of itinerant...

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Claudio Arrau

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b Chillán, Chile, 1903; d Mürzzuschlag, Austria, 1991).

Chilean pianist (Amer. cit. 1979). Début Chillán 1908 (aged 5). Début Berlin 1914. Prof. of pf., Stern Cons., Berlin,...

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Elizabeth Taylor

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1932– )

US actress, whose long list of husbands is only exceeded by the long list of her films.

Born in London to American parents, Taylor was taken to Hollywood at the...

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Ernst Lubitsch

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1892–1947).

Film director and producer. An internationally famous director, he is most remembered for his sly comedies of manners and musicals that have the frothy “Lubitsch...

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Isaac Stern

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b Kremenets, 1920; d NY, 2001).

Russ.‐born Amer. Violinist, taken as infant to San Francisco. Début 1935 (recital), and 1936 with S. Francisco SO (Saint‐Saëns 3rd vn. conc.). NY...

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James Stewart

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Music Theatre.

(1908–1997)

US film star, who typically portrayed slow-speaking honest heroes.

Born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Stewart showed an early interest in entertainment as an...

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Joan Crawford

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Music Theatre.

(1904–1977).

Film performer. The glamorous, often mannered, frequently imitated movie star, her long and varied career included seven movie musicals. Crawford was born in San...

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John Tavener

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b London, 1944).

Eng. composer and organist. Org., St John's, Kensington, 1960. Prof. of mus., TCL, 1969–74. Mus. of rich imaginative and eclectic resource and of profound...

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Julian Alexander Bream

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1933– )

British guitarist and lutenist, whose mastery of these instruments did much to popularize them. He was made a CBE in 1985.

Born in London and first taught the...

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