Cy Coleman

as Himself - Winner: Best Original Score in the movie The 45th Annual Tony Awards

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Real name is Seymour Kaufman
Was born at 14 June 1929 in New York City, New York, USA . Died at 18 November 2004, New York City, New York, USA (heart failure)

Songwriter ("Witchcraft", "Big Spender", "Hey, Look Me Over"), composerand pianist, educated at the High School of Music and Art and the NewYork College of Music. He also studied with Rudolph Gruen (onscholarship) and Adele Marcus. He gave his first piano recitals at agesix in Steinway Hall and Town Hall in New York. Later, he led his owntrio and soloed in night clubs and hotels, and on television, and hemade many records.

He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Wildcat","Little Me", and "Sweet Charity", and wrote songs for "MurrayAnderson's Almanac". He has also written music for industrial films andproductions. He joined ASCAP in 1953, and his chief musicalcollaborators included 'Carolyn Leigh (I)' , Joseph Allen McCarthy,Bob Hilliard, 'Peggy Lee (I)' , and 'Dorothy Fields' . Hisother popular-song compositions include "Paris Is My Old KentuckyHome", "Why Try to Change Me Now", "I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of MyLife", "The Riviera", "Isn't He Adorable?", "Early Morning Blues","Playboy Theme", "I Walk a Little Faster", "Firefly", "You Fascinate MeSo", "On Second Thought", "Tall Hopes", "El Sombrero", "One Day WeDance", "The Best is Yet to Come", "The Other Side of the Tracks","I've Got Your Number", "Real Live Girl", "Here's to Us", "It AmazesMe", "That's My Style", "A Doodlin' Song", "When in Rome", "Pass MeBy", "Pussycat", "Then Was Then, Now Is Now", "There's Gotta BeSomething Better Than This", and "Where Am I Going?". He.

There is some small facts about Cy Coleman:
  • He was a classical trained child prodigy and made his Carnegie Hall debut at age seven.
  • On Friday 19 November 2004 the lights in all Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor and memory.
  • Father, with wife Shelby, of a daughter, Lily Cye, born in 2000.
  • Won three Tony Awards: in 1978, as Best Score, his music with lyrics by frequent collaborators 'Betty Comden' and 'Adolph Green (I)' for "On the Twentieth Century"; in 1990, as Best Score (Musical), his music with 'David Zippel' 's lyrics for "City of Angels"; and in 1991 as Best Score (Musical), his music with lyrics by Comden and Green for "The Will Rogers Follies." In addition, he was Tony-nominated eleven other times: in 1963, as Best Composer and Lyricist with collaborator 'Carolyn Leigh (I)' and his music as part of Best Musical nomination for "Little Me"; in 1966, as Best Composer and Lyricist with collaborator 'Dorothy Fields' and his music a part of Best Musical nomination for "Sweet Charity"; in 1974, as Best Score (Musical), his music with Fields' lyrics, for "Seesaw"; in 1977, Best Score, his music with 'Michael Stewart (I)' 's lyrics for "I Love My Wife"; in 1980, as Best Score with Stewart's lyrics and as a co-producer of Best Musical nominee "Barnum"; and in 1997, as Best Original Score, his music with lyrics by Ira Gasman, as Best Book (Musical) with collaborators Gasman and 'David Newman (III)' , and as co-producer of Best Musical nominee "The Life.".
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1981.
  • Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 89-91. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
  • His musical, "Barnum" at the Mercury Theater Chicago was nominated for a 2013 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Midsize Musical Production.
  • David Zippel and his musical, "City of Angels" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2015 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Best Musical Large Production.
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There is the list of movies, where Cy Coleman was taked part:
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1 Recording Session movie Recording Session 1951 as Cy Coleman - Leader of Cy Coleman Trio
2 The 51st Annual Tony Awards movie The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1997 as Himself - Nominee: Best Book of a Musical & Best Original Score
3 The Mike Douglas Show movie The Mike Douglas Show 1961 as Himself - Composer
4 Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee movie Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee 2004 as Himself
5 Garbo Talks movie Garbo Talks 1984 as Himself
6 Great Love Songs movie Great Love Songs 1995 as Himself
7 The 32nd Annual Tony Awards movie The 32nd Annual Tony Awards 1978 as Himself - Winner: Best Original Score
8 The 39th Annual Tony Awards movie The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985 as Himself - Musician
9 The 44th Annual Tony Awards movie The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990 as Himself - Winner: Best Original Score
10 The 45th Annual Tony Awards movie The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1991 as Himself - Winner: Best Original Score
11 American Masters movie American Masters 1985 as Himself
12 Great Performances movie Great Performances 1971 as Himself
13 Juke Box Jury movie Juke Box Jury 1959 as Himself - Panellist
14 Playboys Penthouse movie Playboys Penthouse 1959 as Himself
15 Starlit Time movie Starlit Time 1950 as Himself
16 The David Frost Show movie The David Frost Show 1969 as Himself
17 The Joan Rivers Show movie The Joan Rivers Show 1968 as Himself
There is the list of some articles of Cy Coleman:
  • "The New York Times" (USA), 8 January 2005, by: The New York Times, "Cy Coleman Memorial"
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 5 December 2004, Vol. 1, Iss. 795, pg. 14, by: Bernardo, Melissa Rose, ""Legacy: Rhythm of Life""
  • "The Times" (UK), 24 November 2004, by: Anonymous, "Cy Coleman"
  • "The Daily Telegraph" (UK), 22 November 2004, "Cy Coleman"
  • "The Independent" (UK), 22 November 2004, by: Tom Vallance, "Cy Coleman"
  • "The Guardian" (UK), 22 November 2004, by: Christopher Hawtree, "Cy Coleman"
  • "The Washington Post" (USA), 20 November 2004, pg. B6, by: Matt Schudel, "Tony-Winning Composer Cy Coleman Dies"
  • "The Los Angeles Times" (USA), 20 November 2004, by: Jon Thurber, "Cy Coleman, 75; Tony-Winning Composer Also Wrote Pop Hits"
  • "The New York Times" (USA), 20 November 2004, by: Robert Berkvist, "Cy Coleman, Composer Whose Jazz-Fired Musicals Blazed on Broadway, Dies at 75"
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