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Eddie Dowling

b. Joseph Nelson Goucher, 11 Dec 1895, Woonsocket, Rhode Isle, USA, d. 18 Feb 1976, Smithfield, Rhode Isle, USA. Dowling’s Broadway profession began like a performer and he made an appearance in musicals like the Velvet Woman (1919) and Ziegfeld Follies Of 1919. He wedded Ray Dooley (b. Rachel Grain Dooley, 30 Oct 1896, Glasgow, Scotland, d. 28 January 1984, East Hampton, NY, USA), when both had been in their teenagers. She made an appearance in Ziegfeld Follies Of 1919 and in addition in editions from the display in 1920 and 1921. Also, she made an appearance in a few of her spouse’s displays. In the 20s Dowling is at Sally, Irene And Mary (1922, revived 1925), that he also had written the reserve, and was an upgraded ensemble member in Eddie Cantor’s long-running starring automobile Kid Boot styles, which had opened up in Dec 1923. He is at Tell Me Even more (1925), then had written the reserve, music and lyrics for both Honeymoon vacation Street and Sidewalks Of NY (both 1927); his wife made an appearance in the last mentioned. From the past due 20s, Dowling was more regularly a producer, mainly of non-musicals, such as for example Stepping Out (1929), Big Hearted Herbert (1934), but also the casual musical, Thumbs Up (1934), where both he and his wife made an appearance. It was back again to crisis for the past due 30s, including Shakespeare, Darkness And Substance, Right here Arrive The Clowns (1938) and ENOUGH TIME YOU WILL EVER HAVE (1939), in both which he also made an appearance. He aimed the revue, Sons O’ Fun (1941) and created and/or directed various other dramas, including Tennessee Williams’ The Cup Menagerie (1945), where he also performed, and Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh (1946). He supervised creation from the musical Heaven ON THE PLANET, a one-week flop in 1948, after that joined up with the cast of Color Your Wagon during its long haul that had started on 12 November 1951. One of is own last Broadway productions, which he also directed, was The Righteous Are Daring (1955).

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