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Allen Kearns

b. 14 August 1894, Brockville, Ontario, Canada, d. 20 Apr 1956, Albany, NY, USA. Energetic on Broadway in the past due 10s and in to the middle-40s, Kearns made an appearance within the musicals Miss Daisy (1914), ARRIVE (1919), Tickle Me (1920) and Tangerine (1921). Within the last mentioned he changed Billy Rhodes as Lee Loring. One of the music, by Carlo Sanders and Howard Johnson, which he sang had been ‘It’s Great TO BECOME Wedded’, ‘Appreciate IS REALLY A Business’, ‘There’s A Sunbeam FOR EACH Drop Of Rainfall’ and ‘We’ll Hardly ever Grow Aged’. Kearns is at Female Butterfly (1923), playing Billy Browning and performing the Werner Janssen and Clifford Gray music ‘Young ladies I’ve Hardly ever Met’, ‘Waltz Period’, ‘Great Evening – Great Evening’ and ‘Sway With Me’. Also in 1923 he was in Small Jessie Adam, which had music by Harry Archer and Harlan Thompson and in addition highlighted John Boles and Miriam Hopkins. In 1925 Kearns is at Mercenary Mary and Tip-Toes, co-starring within the last mentioned with Queenie Smith while a little role was performed by Jeanette MacDonald. The display’s reserve was by Man Bolton and Fred Thompson with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. After Broadway Kearns travelled to London to surface in the Western world End production where he co-starred with Dorothy Dickson. Kearns was also in Betsy (1926), a Florenz Ziegfeld creation that went for just 39 shows despite having music by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart and reserve by Irving Caesar and David Freedman. As Archie, Kearns sang the duets ‘Sing’ and ‘In Our Parlor On THE 3RD Floor Back again’ and was highlighted on ‘Wild birds On Great’. In the past due 20s Kearns is at Funny Encounter (1927), which went for 250 shows on the Alvin Theater. In the present, which had music with the Gershwin bothers, Kearns performed Peter Thurston, helping dancing superstars Fred Astaire and Adele Astaire. He was in Right here’s Howe and Hello Daddy (both 1928), and Female Crazy (1930), the last mentioned another Gershwin present where Kearns performed the function of Danny Churchill. Also within the ensemble had been Willie Howard, Ethel Merman and Ginger Rogers. Kearns acquired roles in nonmusical has including A Divine Minute (1934), The American Method (1939), and THE CHANCES On Mrs Oakley (1944).

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