Put on a happy face: a Broadway memoir
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New York : Union Square Press, [2008].
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Central Adult Nonfiction
782.14 STROUSE
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Just about everyone who can hum knows and loves Charles Strouse’s music. He composed some of the most successful shows in Broadway history (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, and Golden Boy); wrote the film score for Bonnie and Clyde as well as the unforgettable theme song for All in the Family; has been sampled by one of today’s biggest rap stars?Jay-Z, in the Grammy-winning Hard Knock Life; and his songs have been sung by musical greats from Frank Sinatra to Ray Charles to Barbra Streisand.Timed to coincide with public celebrations of his 80th birthday, Put on a Happy Face grants an insider’s glimpse of Broadway, Hollywood, and beyond. With sparkling wit, Strouse relates the behind-the-curtain stories of his remarkable achievements, and tells fascinating tales about the people he’s worked with along the way, including Butterfly McQueen, Gower Champion, Sammy Davis Jr., Lauren Bacall, Mel Brooks, Clifford Odets, Warren Beatty, Hal Prince and Carol Burnett.Strouse is a musical-theater legend who is as entertaining on the page as his work is on the stage!
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Book
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326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781402758898, 1402758898

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General Note
Includes index.
Description
Strouse composed some of the most successful shows in Broadway history (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, and Golden Boy); wrote the film score for Bonnie and Clyde as well as the theme song for All in the Family; has been sampled by one of today's biggest rap stars (Jay-Z, in the Grammy-winning Hard Knock Life); and his songs have been sung by musical greats from Frank Sinatra to Ray Charles to Barbra Streisand. Timed to coincide with public celebrations of his 80th birthday, this memoir grants an insider's glimpse of Broadway, Hollywood, and beyond. Strouse relates the behind-the-curtain stories of his remarkable achievements, and tells about the people he's worked with along the way, including Butterfly McQueen, Gower Champion, Sammy Davis Jr., Lauren Bacall, Mel Brooks, Clifford Odets, Warren Beatty, Hal Prince and Carol Burnett.--From publisher description.
Awards
Shows and awards (p. 297-312).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Strouse, C. (2008). Put on a happy face: a Broadway memoir. New York: Union Square Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Strouse, Charles. 2008. Put On a Happy Face: A Broadway Memoir. New York: Union Square Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Strouse, Charles, Put On a Happy Face: A Broadway Memoir. New York: Union Square Press, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Strouse, Charles. Put On a Happy Face: A Broadway Memoir. New York: Union Square Press, 2008. Print.

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