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Name a major male star of the Golden Age of Hollywood that NEVER appeared on the stage, on Broadway or anywhere else.

 

Edited by: finance on May 2, 2011 9:55 AM

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I couldn't find any others--Coop was a cowboy through and through.

 

next: She was the muse of Lorenz Hart--a tremendous Broadway star whose best known film was a musical--not by Rodgers & Hart, but by Jerome Kern.

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Don't think Helen Morgan ever appeared in a Rodgers & Hart show on Broadway. But this question has only one answer. Hint--despite Larry Hart being gay, at one time he was engaged to marry this Broadway performer.

 

2nd hint--Larry Hart wrote his most famous song just for her.

 

(Note: please see original question below)

 

Edited by: cujas on May 2, 2011 4:14 PM

 

Edited by: cujas on May 2, 2011 4:15 PM

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Please note questions & hints below--

 

In the way of a review--

 

She was a great Broadway Star and the muse for Larry Hart. He nearly married her, despite being Gay, and wrote his most famous song for her. Ironically her greatest film role in a musical was written by Jerome Kern.

 

Star, Rodgers & Hart Song she was famous for and the show it came from.

 

Hint: This R&H show was also made into a movie.

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We're still looking for Larry Hart's muse--

 

She was a big Broadway star and her most memorable musical film role was in a Jerome Kern musical.

 

I'm really "Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered" why no one has reeled this one in yet.

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Yes, Miles--I was all vamped out!

 

Vivienne also co-starred in Jerome Kern's "The Cat & the Fiddle" for MGM.

 

Miles is up--

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I would have guessed that his most famous song was "My Funny Valentine" or "Isn't It Romantic?" Now let's switch to another musical. The original stage version of "Annie Get Your Gun" featured some supporting characters named Tommy Keeler and Winnie Tate. They sing a very cute duet in the show. When MGM made the movie version, the parts of Tommy and Winnie were left out and so was their duet. When the show was revived with Bernadette Peters starring, the song was back in. Can you name this song?

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I sure can--I had the Ethel Merman record!

 

"Who do you love, I hope--

 

I hope, hope, hope it's me.

 

Will that do?

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I hope, I hope, I hope you're right, and you are!

 

Who do you love? I hope.

Who would you kiss? I hope.

Who is it going to be?

I hope, I hope, I hope it's me!

 

Or words to that effect. For some reason, the song "Who Do You Love, I Hope" and the second leads were left out of the movie version, but the film was still highly rated. And you're pretty highly rated around here, Ms. Cujas. Now, it's your turn.

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Well, Mr. Miles, you may be too good for me. But I've stumbled upon a song, not from a musical, that might interest you.

 

"You said that our love will grow together

'Cause you're mine all mine

But dynamite love won't grow an inch

If you don't take your time."

 

Song is from a non-musical but is sung by a well-known singer.

Serves as the theme song for a character in this movie.

Please give us the song title, movie, and singer

 

Miles--It's all yours--

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Cujas, are you forgetting the "Broadway To Hollywood" category? The song is called "Slowly". It's from a 1945 film called "Fallen Angel" and it was sung on a juke box recording by Dick Haymes. The "Fallen Angel" is a waitress name Stella, played by Linda Darnell, who gets murdered in this whodunit noir. The real "fallen angel" may have been star Alice Faye, in her only non-musical role. She thought that Darryl Zanuck cut some of her best lines, reducing her part, in order to beef up the part of his new protege, Linda Darnell. She walked away from Fox. Zanuck effectively had her blackballed and she did not make another movie for seventeen years, that being 1962's remake of "State Fair", ironically, for Fox.

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Ann Margret also had a hit with "Slowly", which was used in the film "Nurse Betty" starring Renee Zellwelleger...or whatever her name is.

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I couldn't resist trying to stump you--with a movie song.

 

But helas, it was useless.

 

Miles, you're, as the kids say, the Bomb!

 

Miles' turn--

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Thanks, Ginger Rogers once played a role on Broadway that was later played by Judy Garland in a movie. Judy's character was renamed Ginger just for the movie. Can you name the movie?

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This very big Movie star started out on Broadway in a co-written Thurber play.

 

That's saying too much already.

 

Please name GBS and the play.

 

Hint: it was an actress.

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The Roos strike again--

 

This little Jayhawk is most impressed.

 

Phroso is up--

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This little 'Roo has volume 2 of John Gassner's *BEST AMERICAN PLAYS*, from which I got the answer, in my basement. :)

 

This legendary actor got a break at age 20 playing the protagonist's brother Nels in a stage production of a popular comedy-drama by John van Druten. The film version, in which this actor doesn't appear, was shown recently on TCM. Name the actor and the play.

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