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The American Showmen


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Eighteenth of a 25-part series This week: Alex Aarons and Vinton Freedley
A collaboration of two utterly opposing types - Aarons, the man passionately in love with music, a real theatre man; Freedley, suave and assured, smiling benignly down on the theatre rather than plunging himself into it.
' We used to call Vinton spiffy. He was a spiffy dresser and a spiffy person.' (NANETTE FABRAY) ' Flashy Alex was not. Alex was conservative.'
They produced such shows as Funny Face and Lady Be Good which introduced to Broadway the songwriting partnership of George and Ira Gershwin, and the brother and sister team of Fred and Adele Astaire.
Also the recorded comments of ADELE ASTAIRE , IRA GERSHWIN RAY BOLGER. GUY
Research by BILL SULLIVAN Written by BENNY GREEN


Unknown: Alex Aarons
Unknown: Vinton Freedley
Unknown: Adele Astaire.
Unknown: Adele Astaire
Unknown: Gershwin Ray Bolger.
Unknown: Bolton Badie Harris.
Unknown: Bill Sullivan
Written By: Benny Green
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

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