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Billy Rose

“The tiny Napoleon of showmanship,” Billy Rose was probably one of the most popular and feared show-biz impresarios of the first 20th hundred years; the diminutive lyricist behind a large number of pop chestnuts (including several strikes for first wife Fanny Brice), he also created some hit musicals and also …

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Randall Thompson

American composer Randall Thompson, most widely known for his choral Alleluia, was created Ira Randall Thompson in NEW YORK. Thompson’s dad was an British instructor, and he was reared within an environment that emphasized superiority in issues of academics. One refuge out of this regular was the family’s summer time …

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Charlie Irvis

Charlie Irvis made a solid impression in early stages but faded out from the ’30s. He began as a youngsters playing in an area boy’s music group. Irvis was with Lucille Hegamin’s Blue Fire Syncopators (1920-1921), gigged with Willie “The Lion” Smith, and that which was then the extremely early …

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James Cagney

b. Wayne Francis Cagney, 17 July 1899, NEW YORK, NY, USA, d. 30 March 1986, Stanfordville, NY, USA. Among Hollywood’s all-time great celebrities, Cagney was a flexible actor having a tough-guy picture – he was especially renowned for his gangster films – who made an appearance in several extremely entertaining …

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