Ravenal, Gaylord

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(Kern: Show Boat). Bar. A gambler, he comes on board the Cotton Blossom and falls in love with the captain's daughter, Magnolia. They marry and take over the leading roles as entertainers on the show boat. They have a daughter, Kim, but Gaylord leaves them when he has gambled away their money and can no longer support them. Years later, a gentler, reformed character, he returns to the boat and rejoins his wife and daughter. Duets (with Magnolia); Make believe; You are love. Created (1927) by Howard Marsh.

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