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The American Showmen


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The 12th of a 25-part series.
Michael Craig continues the stories of the men who created entertainment in the USA.
This week: Billy Rose (part 1) The super-showman, barely over five feet tall, who amassed a staggering private fortune as a Broadway producer, night-club operator, newspaper columnist. Wall Street tycoon, art collector, and songwriter
' As long as a show is on. I'm a producer: as soon as it's off. I'm nothing but Fanny Brice 's husband again.'
BROOKS ATKINSON: Billy Rose. God knows he was no genius.' MILTON BERLE: Billy Rose was a genius. ' with HAL GALILI and the recorded comments Of SAMMY FAIN, JOHNNY GREEN STANLEY GREEN, JOHNNY MERCER and ARTHUR SCHWARTZ
Research by bill SULLIVAN Written by DICK VOSBURGH


Unknown: Michael Craig
Unknown: Fanny Brice
Unknown: Brooks Atkinson
Unknown: Billy Rose.
Unknown: Milton Berle
Unknown: Billy Rose
Unknown: Hal Galili
Unknown: Sammy Fain
Unknown: Johnny Green
Unknown: Johnny Mercer
Unknown: Arthur Schwartz
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

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