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Sam Goldwyn

(1882—1974) Polish-born American film producer

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Alfred Newman

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 17 March 1901, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, d. 17 February 1970, Hollywood, California, USA. An important figure in the history of film music, Newman was a composer, conductor, arranger...

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Busby Berkeley

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Dance.

1895–1976)

US choreographer and film director.

Born in Los Angeles into a theatrical family, the son of a stage director and an actress, Busby Berkeley had appeared on...

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Cecil B. De Mille

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

(1881–1959)

Film producer and director and founder of the Hollywood film industry.

Son of the popular dramatist Henry C. de Mille and brother of the film producer,...

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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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Gary Cooper

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

US film star. Born in Helena, Montana, Cooper was the son of a British-born Montana Supreme Court judge. He was educated in England at his father's old school in Bedfordshire and in the USA...

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Goldwyn Follies

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(Goldwyn/United Artists 1938). The movie is not a true Follies, being a plotted musical rather than a revue, but there are a succession of specialty spots that pad out the ...

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Guys and Dolls

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Producer Samuel Goldwyn pulled off quite a coup when he cast Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando in this 1955 screen version of the smash-hit Broadway show. In Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s ...

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Hans Christian Andersen

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Children's Literature Studies.

This extremely popular, but critically slated, musical biopic of the legendary Danish storyteller was produced by Samuel Goldwyn in 1952. Estimates vary as to how many prospective...

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Howard Dietz

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

B. 8 September 1896, New York City, New York, USA, d. 30 July 1983, New York City, New York, USA. Despite attending special schools for pupils of advanced intelligence, Dietz ...

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Kid From Brooklyn

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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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