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Jule Styne (December 31, 1905September 20, 1994) was a British-born American songwriter, especially famous for a series of Broadway Musicals, which included several very well known and frequently revived shows. is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... The Lion King at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 2003 Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in history Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ...

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Biography

Early life

Styne was born in London, England as Julius Kerwin Stein of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine.[1] At the age of eight he moved with his family to Chicago, where at an early age he began taking piano lessons. He proved to be a prodigy and performed with the Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit Symphonies before he was ten years old. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the United Kingdom anthem is God Save the Queen. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... A child prodigy is someone who is a master of one or more skills or arts at an early age. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: , Country State County Wayne County Founded 1701 Incorporation 1806 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D) Area  - City  143. ...


Career

Styne attended Chicago Musical College, but before then he had already attracted attention of another teenager, Mike Todd, later a successful film producer, who commissioned him to write a song for a musical act which he was creating. It would be the first of over 1,500 published songs Styne would compose in his career. Michael Todd (real name Avrom Hirsch Goldbogen) (June 22, 1907 or 19091 - March 22, 1958) was an American film producer who is best known for his production of Around the World in Eighty Days 1956, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture. ...


Styne established his own dance band, which brought him to the notice of Hollywood, where he was championed by Frank Sinatra and where he began a collaboration with lyricist Sammy Cahn, with whom he wrote many songs for the movies, including "It's Been a Long, Long Time, "Five Minutes More", and the Oscar-winning "Three Coins in the Fountain." He collaborated on the score for the 1955 musical film My Sister Eileen with Leo Robin. “Sinatra” redirects here. ... Sammy Cahn (June 18, 1913 – January 15, 1993) was an award-winning American lyricist, songwriter and musician, best known for his romantic lyrics to tin pan alley and Broadway songs, as recorded by Frank Sinatra, Doris Day and many others. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Three Coins in the Fountain is a popular song. ... My Sister Eileen is the name of several works based on short stories by Ruth McKenney about her adventures in Greenwich Village with her sister, Eileen McKenney. ... Leo Robin (April 6, 1900 - December 29, 1984) was an American composer and songwriter. ...


In 1947 Styne wrote his first score for a Broadway musical, High Button Shoes with Cahn, and over the next several decades wrote the scores for many Broadway shows, most notably Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Peter Pan, Bells Are Ringing, Gypsy, Do Re Mi, Funny Girl, Sugar (with a story based on the movie Some Like It Hot, but all new music), and the Tony-winning Hallelujah, Baby!. The Lion King at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 2003 Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... High Button Shoes is a musical theater production, first staged at the New Century Theatre on Broadway on October 9, 1947. ... Gentlemen Prefer Blondes original cast album, Sony CD, 2006. ... Statue of Peter Pan in Bowring Park, St. ... Bells Are Ringing was a romantic comedy film was released in 1960 and was directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... Gypsy: A Musical Fable is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ... Do Re Mi is a theater musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin. ... Original cast album Funny Girl is a semi-biographical musical based on the life and career of Broadway and film star and comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein. ... Sugar is a 1972 Broadway musical based on the screenplay for the film Some Like it Hot, which was written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond and based on a story by Robert Thoeren. ... Some Like It Hot is a 1959 comedy film directed by Billy Wilder. ... Hallelujah, Baby! is a musical with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comdenwith a book by Arthur Laurents. ...


His collaborators included Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Stephen Sondheim, and Bob Merrill, and among the songs in those shows composed by Styne are "I Still Get Jealous," "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Just In Time," "The Party's Over," "Make Someone Happy," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You," and "People." Comden and Green was the writing duo of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. ... Adolph Green (December 2, 1914 – October 23, 2002) was an American lyricist and playwright who, with long-time collaborator Betty Comden, penned the screenplays and songs for some of the most beloved movie musicals, particularly as part of Arthur Freeds production unit at MGM, during the genres heyday. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bob (Robert) Merrill (born Henry Lavan May 17, 1921? or ? 1923?- February 17, 1998) was a Jewish-American composer and lyricist. ...


Styne was elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972 and the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981, and he was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1990. The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The Kennedy Center as seen from the Potomac River. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


Samples

Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week) is a popular song. ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ...

Shows

High Button Shoes is a musical theater production, first staged at the New Century Theatre on Broadway on October 9, 1947. ... Gentlemen Prefer Blondes original cast album, Sony CD, 2006. ... Two on the Aisle is a musical revue with a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne. ... Hazel Flagg is a musical with a book by Ben Hecht, lyrics by Bob Hilliard, and music by Jule Styne. ... Statue of Peter Pan in Bowring Park, St. ... Bells Are Ringing was a romantic comedy film was released in 1960 and was directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... Say, Darling is a musical with a book by Abe Burrows and Marian and Richard Bissell, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Jule Styne. ... Gypsy: A Musical Fable is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ... Do Re Mi is a theater musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin. ... Subways Are for Sleeping was a Broadway musical produced by David Merrick with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. ... Mr. ... Bertolt Brecht Brecht redirects here. ... Original cast album Funny Girl is a semi-biographical musical based on the life and career of Broadway and film star and comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein. ... Original cast recording Fade Out - Fade In is a musical with a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne. ... Hallelujah, Baby! is a musical with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comdenwith a book by Arthur Laurents. ... Darling of the Day is a musical with a book by Nunnally Johnson, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, and music by Jule Styne. ... Look to the Lilies is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn and book by Leonard Spigelgass. ... Original cast recording Prettybelle is a musical adapted from the Jean Martin novel of the same name, with a book and lyrics by Bob Merrill and music by Jule Styne. ... Sugar is a 1972 Broadway musical based on the screenplay for the film Some Like it Hot, which was written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond and based on a story by Robert Thoeren. ... Hellzapoppin was a musical revue which was a Broadway hit, running from 22 September 1938 to 17 December 1941, and was at the time the longest-running Broadway musical with 1,404 performances—one of only three plays to run more than 500 performances in the 1930s. ... Original cast recording Bar Mitzvah Boy is a musical, originally written for the London stage, with a book by Jack Rosenthal, lyrics by Don Black, and music by Jule Styne. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ...

See also

  • Pico and Sepulveda

Pico and Sepulveda is a song by Felix Figueroa & His Orchestra. ...

External links

  • JuleStyne.com - Official Jule Styne website
  • Jule Styne's Biography
  • Broadway and Stage shows Jule Styne composed for
  • Films Jule Styne composed for
  • Television shows Jule Styne composed for
  • A list of shows Jule produced
  • A complete list of songs Jule Styne wrote
  • Photos of Jule Styne

Footnotes

  1. ^ Bloom, Nate (2006-12-19). The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs. InterfaithFamily. Retrieved on 2006-12-19.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Jule Styne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (267 words)
Styne was born in London, England as Julius Kerwin Stein of Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine.
Styne attended Chicago Musical College, but before then he had already attracted attention of another teenager, Mike Todd, later a successful film producer, who commissioned him to write a song for a musical act which he was creating.
Styne was elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972 and the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981, and he was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1990.
Styne, Jule (Julius Kerwin) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Styne, Jule (Julius Kerwin) (322 words)
Born in London, Styne was taken to the USA at the age of eight, where he studied piano at the Chicago College of Music, but abandoned a career as a concert pianist to play in popular bands, and went on to become an arranger and a vocal coach in Hollywood.
At one time, Styne played the piano in a strip club, and Gypsy, one of his biggest successes, was based on the autobiography of a stripper called Gypsy Rose Lee, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Another notable musical for which Styne wrote the score was Bells Are Ringing (1956) by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
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