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Encyclopedia > I Could Have Danced All Night

"I Could Have Danced All Night" is a song which originated from the musical My Fair Lady and was supposedly sung by Audrey Hepburn in the film version of the musical. However, as with many movie-musicals of the time, the singer who doubled for Audrey was Marni Nixon. One of the first singers to have sung this song would have been Julie Andrews when the musical was appearing on Broadway. A song is a relatively short musical composition for the human voice (commonly accompanied by other musical instruments), which features words (lyrics). ... The art of singing and dancing in a prepared fictional play has been a time-honored tradition ranging to the early days of civilization. ... The original poster for the Broadway production of the show designed by Al Hirschfeld My Fair Lady is a 1956 musical theater production with lyrics and book by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederic Loewe. ... Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929 – January 20, 1993) was an Academy Award-winning actress, fashion model, and humanitarian. ... Marni Nixon (born February 22, 1930) is a singer whose renown for dubbing the singing voices of featured actresses in movies earned her the sobriquet The Ghostess with the Mostess. She was born Margaret McEathron in Altadena, California and began singing at a young age in choruses. ... Dame Julie Andrews, DBE (born October 1, 1935) is an Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award-winning English actress, singer, and author, who became famous for her starring roles in the Broadway musical My Fair Lady and the musical films Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965). ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ...

This song has often been a measure of a Singer's soprano abilities, particulary in talent contests such as How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?. This Song was particulary favoured by the 3rd place contestant, Siobhan Dillon, 21, a fashion student from Staffordshire. The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. ... Look up soprano in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? is a British talent show, shown on Saturdays on BBC One, first broadcast on 29 July 2006 and due to end on 16 September 2006. ...

The music was written by Frederick Loewe, the lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. The song was published in 1956. Frederic Loewe, an Austrian-American composer (June 10, 1901 - February 14, 1988) worked with lyricist Alan J. Lerner in musical theater. ... Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American Broadway lyricist and librettist. ... See also: 1955 in music, other events of 1956, 1957 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Cameo-Parkway Records formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Kal Mann & Bernie Lowe. ...

Hit versions of the song were recorded by Sylvia Syms, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, and Jamie Cullum. Sylvia Syms (December 2, 1917-May 10, 1992) was a popular and jazz singer. ... Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore, February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress and talk show host. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a popular and highly acclaimed male vocalist and actor. ... Jamie Cullum (born August 20, 1979) is an English jazz/pop pianist and singer/songwriter. ...

External link

  • Song lyric and chords
  • [htttp://www.bbc.co.uk/maria]

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