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B.A. Breen

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1938– ),

born St Arnaud, Victoria, is a teacher in the Victorian Education Department. He has published two books of verse, Behind My Eyes (1968), inter im (1973, a tiny pamphlet)...

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This is Spinal Tap

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

The concept for This Is Spinal Tap - a satire of a fading British heavy metal band - was first aired in a late 70s television sketch. Christopher Guest (b. ...

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Give a Girl a Break

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(MGM 1953). Intended as a B picture with a small budget and a lot of newcomers in the cast and on the artistic staff, the unpretentious backstage musical turned out ...

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Phil Regan

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1906–1996).

Film performer. A handsome Irish tenor in Hollywood, he never became a major star because most of his musicals were either forgettable or B movies. Regan was born in...

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Stephen Schwartz

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(b. 1948), composer and lyricist.

A New Yorker who was educated at Juilliard and Carnegie Tech, his career started propitiously with three musicals that each ran over a thousand...

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Jack Norworth

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

B. 5 January 1879, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 1 September 1959, Laguna Beach, California, USA. A songwriter, producer, and all-round entertainer in the musical theatre, Norworth...

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Jane Frazee

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1918–1985).

Film and television performer. A leading lady in many B musicals in Hollywood, the attractive singer–actress was well known to audiences without ever becoming a major...

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Ray Henderson

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

B. Raymond Brost, 16 December 1896, Buffalo, New York, USA, d. 31 December 1970, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Born into a showbusiness family, Henderson studied music but was a self-taught...

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Dick Foran

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1910–1979).

Film and television performer. A rugged-looking, red-haired leading man who made over 200 feature films, many of them B westerns, he started as a song-and-dance man...

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Lee, Sammy

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

B. 26 May 1890, New York City, New York, USA, d. 30 March 1968, Woodland Hills, New York, USA. After a brief period as an actor, Lee became a leading ...

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Charlotte's Web

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(Paramount 1973). E. B. White's beloved children's book was musicalized and animated without vulgarizing it, and the result was a charming and entertaining film for kids and adults. Earl...

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