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Author Strouse, Charles.

Title Put on a happy face : a Broadway memoir / Charles Strouse.

Imprint New York : Union Square Press, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection Clugston  782.14 St89Bs 2008    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary Strouse composed some of the most successful shows in Broadway history (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, and Golden Boy); wrote the film score for Bonnie and Clyde as well as the theme song for All in the Family; has been sampled by one of today's biggest rap stars (Jay-Z, in the Grammy-winning Hard Knock Life); and his songs have been sung by musical greats from Frank Sinatra to Ray Charles to Barbra Streisand. Timed to coincide with public celebrations of his 80th birthday, this memoir grants an insider's glimpse of Broadway, Hollywood, and beyond. Strouse relates the behind-the-curtain stories of his remarkable achievements, and tells about the people he's worked with along the way, including Butterfly McQueen, Gower Champion, Sammy Davis Jr., Lauren Bacall, Mel Brooks, Clifford Odets, Warren Beatty, Hal Prince and Carol Burnett.--From publisher description.
Contents A lot of living -- A healthy, normal American boy -- The hard-knock life -- Those were the days -- Nice to see ya -- Coming attractions -- We love you, Conrad -- Everything's easy when you know how -- Fight song -- Before the parade passes by -- There's music in that boy -- You've got possibilities -- Fasten your seat belts -- It would have been wonderful -- I think I'm gonna like it here -- Tomorrow -- Dance a little closer -- Cheer up, Hamlet -- Asd long as you're happy -- Coming attractions.
Subject Strouse, Charles.
Composers -- United States -- Biography.
Strouse, Charles. (OCoLC)fst00077460
Composers. (OCoLC)fst00871620
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9781402758898

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