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Eve Arden

(1912—1990)

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At the Circus

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(MGM 1939). Not a top-drawer Marx Brothers vehicle, all the same it has some memorable moments, both musical and comical. In the Irving Brecher screenplay, circus owner Jeff Wilson (Kenny...

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Cover Girl

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Although Gene Kelly made an impressive debut in For Me And My Gal two years earlier, it is well recorded that he was by no means Columbia studio boss Harry ...

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Danny Kaye

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(b. Brooklyn, New York, 18 Jan. 1913; d. Los Angeles, 3 March 1987)

Actor, comedian and singer. Kaye began as a comedian in vaudeville, summer camps and the New York ...

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Desi Arnaz

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(1917–1986).

Television, film, and stage performer, musician, and producer. Known to most Americans as the crazy Cuban co-star and husband of Lucille Ball on television, the...

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Earl Carroll Vanities

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

A series of revues produced by Earl Carroll annually from 1923 through 1932 (except for 1927 and 1929) and again in 1940, they were celebrated and sometimes attacked for their ...

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Gene Barry

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Eugene Klass, 14 June 1921, New York City, New York, USA. A skilled song and dance man, Barry made a number of appearances on the stage, including appearing in ...

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Grease

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Released in 1978 and adapted from a stage play, this endearingly simple musical became one of the decade’s most spectacular successes. Set in a high school during the early 60s ...

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Kaye Ballard

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(1926– ).

Stage and television performer. A short, squat comic actress and singer with a loud Broadway belt, she has appeared in many Broadway shows over a period of fifty years ...

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Kid From Brooklyn

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

This 1946 production is the third in a string of films designed to showcase Danny Kaye. The storyline traces the misadventures of Burleigh Sullivan, a bumbling milkman who inadvertently...

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Leonard Sillman

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1908–1982).

Stage and television producer, director, and performer. A versatile showman who acted, danced, produced, and directed in New York and regionally for over forty years,...

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