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Jimmy McHugh

(1892—1969)

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Adelaide Hall

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(1895–1993), singer.

The short, hefty African‐American performer, who was celebrated for her sizzling renditions of popular songs, was born in Brooklyn and first appeared before a...

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Al Dubin

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B. Alexander Dubin, 10 June 1891, Zurich, Switzerland, d. 11 February 1945. Taken by his parents to the USA when still a small child, Dubin grew up in Philadelphia. He ...

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As The Girls Go

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A vehicle for the ex-vaudeville headliner, 60-year-old Bobby Clark, who was making his last Broadway appearance in a musical, As The Girls Go opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on ...

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Blackbirds Of 1928

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The most successful of Lew Leslie’s all-black revues opened at New York’s Liberty Theatre on 9 May 1928. Leslie had mounted something similar in London two years earlier, called simply ...

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Carmen Miranda

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(1909–1955).

Film and stage performer. Billed as the “Brazilian Bombshell” because of her flamboyant personality, colorful costumes, and tongue-twisting English, the highly...

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Cy Coleman

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(b Bronx, New York, 14 June 1929; d New York, 18 Nov. 2004).

American composer. A musical child prodigy, he turned in his teens to jazz and began writing songs. ...

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Dancing Lady

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Backstage musicals in which the young chorus girl saves the show by ‘going out there on stage a youngster and coming back a star’ proliferated in Hollywood in the early ...

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A Date with Judy

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(MGM 1948). Teenagers prevailed in this bright musical comedy that was very popular with postwar audiences looking to the domestic side of life. Based on a 1941 radio program, the ...

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Dorothy Fields

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(1905–74), lyricist and librettist.

Daughter of Lew Fields and sister of Herbert Fields and Joseph Fields, she was born in Allenhurst, New Jersey, and became in her own right a ...

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Down Argentine Way

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Don Ameche and Betty Grable were the headliners in this 1940 20th Century-Fox musical, but, as the opening titles gave way to the action, the first impression was made by ...

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