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Alexis Smith

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1921–1993).

Film and stage performer. The statuesque, elegant leading lady of films didn't become a musical star until she was fifty years old. Smith was born in Penticon, Canada,...

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Betty Comden

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(b. New York, 3 May 1915)

Having begun as a performer in a nightclub act, Comden established a lyric writing partnership with fellow performer Adolph Green (b. New York, 2 ...

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Donald Pippin

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1931– ).

Stage and television orchestrator, musical director, and composer. A much respected arranger and director of music for Broadway shows, he has guided several notable...

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Helen Morgan

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1900–1941).

Stage and film performer. One of America's great torch singers, she gave some piercing performances on Broadway and on screen during her short but vibrant career. Born...

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James Nederlander

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(b. 1922), theatre owner and producer.

The son of Detroit theatre owner David Nederlander (1886–1965), he has enlarged the family holdings until they are second nationally only to...

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Lauren Bacall

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

1924– )

US film actress noted for her husky voice and smouldering screen presence.

Born in New York City, Betty Perske had taken dancing lessons for thirteen years and...

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Lee Adams

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Stage songwriters. Creators of some of the brightest Broadway scores of the 1960s, the duo possessed a vernacular for the American sound and slang of its era. Lee [Richard] Adams ...

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Lee Roy Reams

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1942– ).

Stage performer and director. A cheery, all-American type singer–dancer, he appeared in musicals on Broadway and on the road and then later turned to directing and...

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Leland Palmer

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1945– ).

Stage, television, and film performer. A vivacious singer–dancer who was very active in New York musicals in the 1960s and 1970s, the wide-eyed, very physical performer...

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Len Cariou

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Music.

(b. 1939), actor.

The Canadian‐born leading man had appeared in a wide variety of roles with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Ontario), Chichester Festival (England), Guthrie...

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