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    Strouse, Charles (7th June 1928-Present)

    He is a composer born in New York City.  He studied at the Eastman School of Music and was a pupil of Nadia Boulanger and Aaron Copland.  He began as a pianist for dance bands and theatre rehearsals before going on to concentrate on composition and later created the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop.  He has collaborated with many lyricists that include Sammy Cahn, Alan Jay Lerner, Lee Adams and Fred Tobias, with whom he wrote the Top 10 hit "Born Too Late".  Well known for his work on Broadway he has received Tony Awards for Bye Bye Birdie and Applause as well as the extremely successful Annie which also won two Grammy Awards.  His music for film has appeared in movies such as Bonnie and Clyde, Ishtar, and There Was a Crooked Man.  Less known for his classical compositions his works cover chamber and orchestral works and opera.  His latest project was the 2005 musical You Never Know which premiered in Providence, Rhode Island.  


    Kevin Spacey Recordings

    Once Upon a Time (Lee Adams/Charles Strouse)



    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Strouse
    2. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0835190/








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