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Fred Thompson

(1884—1949)

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Allen Kearns

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(1893–1956).

Stage performer. A reliable leading man in Broadway and London musicals, he played juvenile roles for nearly thirty years. Born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, Kearns...

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Bing Boys Are Here

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

This was the first in a series of tremendously popular revues that played continuously at the Alhambra Theatre in London during the last two years of World War I. They ...

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Boy

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This highly successful musical comedy opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London on 14 September 1917. Fred Thompson’s book was based on Arthur Wing Pinero’s 1885 farce The Magistrate, and ...

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Elizabeth Hines

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. late 1890s, USA, d. USA. Early in her career, Hines played in Molly O’ (1916), a show starring Katherine Hancock Galloway. Hines was in See-Saw (1919), which had a ...

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Ernest Truex

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(1889–1973).

Stage, film, and television performer. A durable little comic with boyish looks and a raspy voice, he had a busy sixty-year career in all media. Born in Kansas City ...

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Follow the Girls

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(1944),

a musical comedy by Guy Bolton, Eddie Davis, Fred Thompson (book), Dan Shapiro, Milton Pascal, Phil Charig (music, lyrics). [Century Theatre, 882 perf.] When burlesque...

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Funny Face

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

George and Ira Gershwin’s 1927 Broadway hit Funny Face took 30 years to travel from New York to Hollywood, but the wait was well worthwhile. Screenwriter Leonard Gershe...

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Funny Face (stage musical)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

When producers Alex A. Aarons and Vincent Freedley built the Alvin Theatre in New York, they each gave the project just a small part of their names (‘Al’ and ‘Vin’) ...

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Golden Moth

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

This musical show opened at London’s Adelphi Theatre on 5 October 1921. With music by Ivor Novello, lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse and book by Wodehouse and Fred Thompson, the show’s ...

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Guy Bolton

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(b. Broxbourne, Herts, 23 Nov. 1884; d. London, 5 Sept. 1979)

Playwright and librettist. Bolton was a prolific writer, best known for the accomplished witty librettos he produced...

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