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Russell Nype

b. 26 Apr 1924, Zion, Illinois, USA. After producing his Broadway debut in Marc Blitzstein’s opera Regina (1949), where his solid baritone voice produced an excellent impression, Nype made an appearance in Great TO BECOME Alive and Irving Berlin’s Contact Me Madam (both 1950). In the last mentioned his tracks included ‘It’s A PLEASANT Day Today’ as well as the duet, with superstar Ethel Merman, ‘Simply In Like’. Because of this function he won a Tony Prize for Greatest Featured Actor WITHIN A Musical. In the middle-50s he was on tv with Janet Blair in a single Contact Of Venus, and was back again on Broadway for AWAKEN, Darling (1956), that failed on the box-office. In 1958 he co-starred with Elaine Stritch in Goldilocks, earning another Tony. He performed in revivals and touring business productions of Contact Me Madam and in addition appeared in THE LADY In The Freudian Slip (1967). In 1970, he and Merman had been in the alternative cast of Hello, Dolly! That same 12 months he is at the movie Like Tale. Although he offered concerts through the 70s, Nype’s profession was fairly low profile. In 1980 arrived another film Can’t Quit The Music, where he had a little part, as do Tammy Grimes, even though film handled a modern pop group, the Town People. In 1981 Nype was back again on Broadway for Mornings At Seven. Through the 90s, he once again made an appearance in concert.

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