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Fredd Wayne
Fredd Wayne
Fredd Wayne
(born October 17, 1924) is an American actor with a career spanning seven decades on Broadway, radio, television, movies and recorded works. He is best known for numerous guest star appearances on television and for his portrayal of Benjamin Franklin — originally in his one-man show Benjamin Franklin, Citizen, on television, recordings and live appearances.Contents1 Early life1.1 World War II 1.2 G.I. Carmen2 Professional career2.1 Benjamin Franklin, Citizen 2.2 Writings3 Selected stage credits 4 Filmography 5 Television appearances 6 Audio Recordings 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Fredd Wayne
Fredd Wayne
was born Frederick Wiener in Akron, Ohio
Akron, Ohio
to working class parents Celia (Mirman) and Charles Theodore Wiener, a salesman. Two days after graduating from John R
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Akron, Ohio
Akron (/ˈækrən/) is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Ohio
Ohio
and is the county seat of Summit County. It is located on the western edge of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau, approximately 39 miles (63 km) south of Lake Erie. As of the 2015 Census
Census
Estimate, the city proper had a total population of 197,542, making it the 119th largest city in the United States. The Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) covers Summit and Portage counties, and in 2010 had a population of 703,200.[5] It is also part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area, which in 2013 had a population of 3,501,538, ranking 15th. Co-founded along the Little Cuyahoga River
Cuyahoga River
in 1825 by Simon Perkins and Paul Williams, it was chosen as a strategic point at the summit of the developing Ohio
Ohio
and Erie Canal
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Gene Kelly
Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor of film, stage, and television, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks, and the likable characters that he played on screen. Best known today for his performances in films such as An American in Paris (1951), Anchors Aweigh (1945)— for which he was nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor—and Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain
(1952), he starred in musical films until they fell out of fashion in the late 1950s
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Ray Walston
Herman Raymond Walston (November 2, 1914 – January 1, 2001) was an American actor and comedian, best known as the title character on My Favorite Martian. His major film, television, and stage roles included Luther Billis (South Pacific), Mr. Applegate (Damn Yankees), J. J. Singleton (The Sting), Mr
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Werner Klemperer
Werner Klemperer
Werner Klemperer
(March 22, 1920 – December 6, 2000)[1] was a German-American stage, film, and television actor and singer/musician. Born in Cologne, Rhine Province, Germany, Klemperer and his family fled Germany in 1935. After serving in the United States Army
United States Army
during World War II, he began his professional acting career on the Broadway stage in 1947. Klemperer appeared in several films and numerous guest starring roles during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1965, he won the role of Colonel Wilhelm Klink on the CBS
CBS
television sitcom Hogan's Heroes
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Don Murray (actor)
Donald Patrick Murray (born July 31, 1929) is an American actor.[1] Murray is best known for his breakout performance in the film Bus Stop (1956), which starred Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
and earned him an Academy Award nomination
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Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Houghton
Katharine Houghton
Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards—a record for any performer—for Best Actress. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
as the greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Raised in Connecticut
Connecticut
by wealthy, progressive parents, Hepburn began to act while studying at Bryn Mawr College. After four years in the theatre, favorable reviews of her work on Broadway brought her to the attention of Hollywood
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Johnny Mercer
John Herndon Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. He was also a record label executive, who co-founded Capitol Records
Capitol Records
with music industry businessman Buddy DeSylva
Buddy DeSylva
and Glenn E. Wallichs.[1] He is best known as a tin pan alley lyricist, but he also composed music. He was also a popular singer who recorded his own songs as well as those written by others. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time
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Bobby Dolan
Robert Emmett "Bobby" Dolan (August 3, 1908 – September 26, 1972) was a Broadway conductor, composer and arranger beginning in the 1920s. He moved on to radio in the 1930s, and then went to Hollywood in the early 1940s as a musical director for Paramount. He scored, arranged, and conducted many musical and dramatic films in the 1940s and 1950s and produced three musicals. At the end of his career, he returned to the stage – the place where he began.Contents1 Life and career 2 Filmography2.1 Broadway credits 2.2 Other credits 2.3 Oscar nominations3 ReferencesLife and career[edit] Dolan was born in Hartford, Connecticut the eldest of 12 children. He studied piano with his mother and was educated in Montreal. He received further musical education at Loyola College (now Concordia University), later studying extensively with Mortimer Wilson, Joseph Schillinger and Ernst Toch
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Mary Martin
Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) was an American actress, singer, and Broadway star. A muse of Rodgers and Hammerstein, she originated many leading roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. She was the mother of actor Larry Hagman.Contents1 Early life 2 Marriage 3 Apprenticeship 4 Radio 5 Broadway 6 Awards and honors 7 Personal life7.1 Death8 Work8.1 Stage 8.2 Film 8.3 Television9 Radio appearances 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External linksEarly life[edit] Martin was born in Weatherford, Texas. Her life as a child as she describes it in her autobiography My Heart Belongs was secure and happy. She had close relationships with both her mother and father as well as her siblings
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South Pacific (musical)
South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances. The plot is based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific
Tales of the South Pacific
and combines elements of several of those stories. Rodgers and Hammerstein believed they could write a musical based on Michener's work that would be financially successful and, at the same time, send a strong progressive message on racism. The plot centers on an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II, who falls in love with a middle-aged expatriate French plantation owner but struggles to accept his mixed-race children. A secondary romance, between a U.S
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The Berkeley
The Berkeley
The Berkeley
is a five star deluxe hotel, located in Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London. It is managed by Maybourne Hotel Group, who also manage Claridge's
Claridge's
and The Connaught in Mayfair, London.Contents1 History 2 Present 3 Restaurants and bars 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Located on the corner of Piccadilly and Berkeley Street, it was the base for the drivers of mail coaches travelling to the West Country, and hence named the Gloucester
Gloucester
coffee house
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Gisele MacKenzie
Gisèle MacKenzie (January 10, 1927 – September 5, 2003)[1] was a Canadian singer, best known for her performances on the US television program Your Hit Parade.Contents1 Biography 2 Singles 3 Marriages 4 Death 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit]This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Cyrano De Bergerac (play)
Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac
is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the play is a fictionalization of his life that follows the broad outlines of it. The entire play is written in verse, in rhyming couplets of twelve syllables per line, very close to the classical alexandrine form, but the verses sometimes lack a caesura
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Vikki Carr
Vikki Carr
Vikki Carr
(born Florencia Bisenta de Casillas-Martinez Cardona,[1] July 19, 1941) is an American vocalist who has had a singing career for over four decades. Originally from El Paso, Texas, born to parents of Mexican ancestry, she has performed in a variety of musical genres, including country, jazz, and pop while her greatest success has come from singing in Spanish. She established the Vikki Carr
Vikki Carr
Scholarship Foundation in 1971.Contents1 Career 2 Charitable work 3 Discography3.1 Albums4 Singles4.1 1960s and 1970s 4.2 1980s to the present5 Cultural references 6 References 7 External linksCareer[edit] Cardona was born in El Paso, Texas. She attended Rosemead High School along with Bob Mackie
Bob Mackie
and was class of 1958. After taking the stage name 'Vikki Carr', she signed with Liberty Records in 1962
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Jane Powell
Jane Powell
Jane Powell
(born Suzanne Lorraine Burce; April 1, 1929) is an American singer, dancer and actress who rose to fame in the mid-1940s with roles in various musicals as a contract player for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
pictures. Powell was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where she achieved local fame as a singer, touring the state as the Oregon Victory Girl selling victory bonds
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