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  Great Performances . Artists . Fred Ebb | PBS
Fred Ebb (born 1932) is the lyricist half of the award-winning songwriting team of Kander and Ebb.
Ebb's long and prolific career has encompassed writing lyrics for the stage, the silver screen, and television, in addition to directing and producing.
Ebb told Barbara Rowes of PEOPLE magazine that as a young boy he was an optimist and a daydreamer.
www.pbs.org /wnet/gperf/shows/songbook/multimedia/bio_ebb.html   (612 words)

  
  Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb (born April 8, 1933) is a lyricist for a series of musical theatre successes as part of the songwriting team of Kander and Ebb.
Fred Ebb graduated from New York University and Columbia University.
Kander and Ebb have since been associated with writing material for Minnelli and for Chita Rivera[?], and have produced special material for their appearances live and on television.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fr/Fred_Ebb.html   (114 words)

  
 The British Theatre Guide: Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb, whose partnership of almost forty years with John Kander gave rise to such music theatre hits as Cabaret and Chicago, has died of a heart attack.
Ebb always was "sweetly vague" about his age, said director Scott Ellis, who worked with him on several shows, and, in fact, he has been variously described as being 71 and 76.
Ebb, who was educated at New York University and Columbia, began his career as a lyricist of Broadway shows in 1960 when he contributed to the revue From A to Z which has a short run that year.
www.britishtheatreguide.info /news/fredebb.htm   (319 words)

  
 Fred Ebb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in Manhattan to a Jewish family, Ebb worked during the early 1950s bronzing baby shoes and as a trucker's assistant, and he also was employed in a department store credit office and at a hosiery company.
Another song Ebb wrote with Springer was “Heartbroken” (1953), which was recorded by Judy Garland, the mother of his future protégée, Liza Minnelli.
In 1974, Kander, Ebb and Fosse, contributed to Liza (concert), a concert for Minnelli on Broadway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fred_Ebb   (1211 words)

  
 Fred Ebb | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Fred Ebb, who wrote the lyrics for such hit Broadway musicals as "Chicago" and "Cabaret" as well as the big-city anthem "New York, New York," has died of a heart attack.
Ebb wrote during their four decades of collaboration were "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1993), "The Rink" (1984), "Woman of the Year" (1981) and "Zorba" (1968).
Ebb was brought together with Kander in the 1960s by music publisher Tommy Valando and one of their first collaborations, the song "My Coloring Book," was recorded by Barbra Streisand.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040919/news_1m19ebb.html   (633 words)

  
 Fred Ebb
In 1962 Fred Ebb was introduced to John Kander by his music publisher, Tommy Valando.
Fred’s lyrics are are intelligent, provocative, and he is not afraid to tackle controversial themes.
Fred was inducted into The Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.
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 Obituary: Fred Ebb Independent, The (London) - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
FRED EBB wrote the lyrics for some of the best-known shows and songs of the last 40 years.
Ebb's touching lyrics took the colouring-book theme and made it a plaintive ballad of lost love: "These are the eyes that watched him as he walked away, Color them grey.
Ebb called the character "the amoral bawdy sensuality behind which we play the terror of the coming Nazi regime", and the MC's exhortations to forget the worries of the world and just have fun echoes the attempts of the show's characters to ignore the troubling events of the era.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20040914/ai_n12808227   (975 words)

  
 Kander And Ebb Musicals - Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb (April 8, 1933 - September 11, 2004) was a lyricist for a series of musical theatre successes as part of the songwriting team of Kander and Ebb.
Ebb graduated from New York University and Columbia University.
Kander and Ebb wrote material for Minnelli and Chita Rivera, and produced material for their appearances live and on television.
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 Fred Ebb Foundation
The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.
The Fred Ebb Award recognizes excellence in musical theatre songwriting, by a lyricist, composer, or songwriting team that has not yet achieved significant commercial success.
The first annual Fred Ebb Award was given to composer John Bucchino on November 29th at The American Airlines Theatre Penthouse Lounge.
www.fredebbfoundation.org   (451 words)

  
 Fred Ebb
Born and raised in New York City, lyricist Fred Ebb comprised half of one of Broadway's most enduring songwriting teams - the other half being composer John Kander.
Ebb's fortunes turned around shortly after being introduced to Kander by music publisher Tommy Valando in 1962; within than a year the two had already scored a hit when one of their first collaborative songs, My Coloring Book, was recorded by Barbra Streisand.
Outside of his work with Kander, Ebb was also involved in a number of television programs, working as producer for the Shirley MacLaine/Lucille Ball-led musical comedy Gypsy in my Soul (1976), as lyricist for Baryshnikov on Broadway (1980), and as both for Liza with a 'Z' (1972) and Goldie and Liza Together (1980).
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 'Fred Ebb Award,' a new award to recognise aspiring musical theatre songwriters
The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company are to inaugurate the Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.
The Fred Ebb Award will recognize excellence in musical theatre songwriting, by a lyricist, composer, or songwriting team that has not yet achieved significant commercial success.
As a writer, lyricist, composer and director, Fred Ebb made incalculable contributions to the New York theatrical community.
www.newyorktheatreguide.com /news/apr05/9apr05fredebb.htm   (261 words)

  
 Tony-Winner Fred Ebb Passes Away at 72 (BroadwayWorld.com)
As much as I liked Fred Ebb's work and his second class work was better than most of the contemporary work being shown in the theater today.
Ebb as a lyricist, a man of the theater and as a gay person when he voiced his opnion about Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman kissing on the Tony Award awards after winning for best score for Hairspray.
Fred's work was unparalleled in the industry and I am very grateful that he left us with some of the most memorable musical theatre tunes ever written.
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 Fred Ebb Summary
Born in Manhattan to a Jewish family, Ebb worked during the early 1950s bronzing baby shoes and as a trucker's assistant, and he also was employed in a department store credit office and at a hosiery company.
In 1974, Kander, Ebb and Fosse, contributed to Liza (concert), a concert for Minnelli on Broadway.
Ebb died of a heart attack at his home in New York City on September 11, 2004.
www.bookrags.com /Fred_Ebb   (2614 words)

  
 Broadway: The American Musical . Stars Over Broadway . John Kander and Fred Ebb | PBS
Ebb had already dabbled with lyric writing, and had collaborated with Jerry Herman on some songs for the short-lived musical "A to Z" (1960).
Although "Flora" was relatively unsuccessful, Kander and Ebb were invited to write the score for "Cabaret" (1966), which starred Joel Grey and Jill Haworth, and won seven Tony Awards, including best score.
Back on Broadway, Kander and Ebb wrote scores for "The Act" (1977) with Minnelli, "Woman of the Year" (1981), which starred Lauren Bacall, and "The Rink" (1984), yet another Minnelli (and Chita Rivera) vehicle.
www.pbs.org /wnet/broadway/stars/kander_j.html   (653 words)

  
 Fred Ebb Foundation - Biography
Ebb is a Tony®, Grammy®, Emmy®, Olivier® and Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award winning recipient.
Fred Ebb's first professional songwriting assignment came in 1953 when he and Phil Springer were hired by Columbia Records to write a song for Judy Garland called "Heartbroken." Mr.
Ebb was introduced to composer John Kander in 1964 by music publisher Tommy Valando and became one of the most legendary songwriting teams in American history.
www.fredebbfoundation.org /fred-ebb.htm   (362 words)

  
 Fred Ebb Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Ebb attended both NYU and Columbia University, where he changed his major to English literature and earned a Master's degree in 1957.
Upon graduating, Ebb headed West with a portfolio of short stories he hoped to sell to the movies, but he was unable to get steady work.
Kander and Ebb's 70 Girls 70 was a 1999 revival at the York.
www.bookrags.com /biography/fred-ebb   (1536 words)

  
 Kennedy Center: Biographical information for Fred Ebb
For nearly five decades, composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb have been one of Broadway's preeminent songwriting teams, the longest-running music-and-lyrics partnership in Broadway musical history.
Ebb had been writing material for nightclub acts, revues, and for the satirical television show, "That Was the Week That Was." By the time he met Kander, he too had experienced the agony of a musical flop: Morning Sun, for which he wrote the lyrics, had closed after eight performances.
Throughout their long, fruitful careers, Kander and Ebb have never had an argument or a falling out, and their differences seem to complement each other.
www.kennedy-center.org /calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showIndividual&entitY_id=3725&source_type=A   (733 words)

  
 Fred Ebb, Lyricist of Cabaret and Chicago, Dies: Theater News on TheaterMania.com
Lyricist Fred Ebb, whose collaboration with composer John Kander yielded the scores for such musicals as Cabaret (1966) and Chicago (1975), suffered a massive heart attack at his Manhattan home yesterday morning and died shortly thereafter.
Kander and Ebb wrote the scores for 11 Broadway shows and were instrumental in the career of Liza Minnelli, who made her Broadway debut in the team's Flora, the Red Menace (1965).
The fact that Ebb died on September 11 is ironic in that the title song from New York, New York, which initially achieved popularity through recordings by Minnelli and Frank Sinatra, became something of an anthem for the city in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01.
www.theatermania.com /content/news.cfm?int_news_id=5108   (553 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Broadway lyricist Fred Ebb dies of a heart attack
NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Ebb, who wrote the lyrics for such hit Broadway musicals as "Chicago" and "Cabaret" as well as the big-city anthem "New York, New York," has died of a heart attack.
Ebb died Saturday at his home, said David McKeown, an assistant to composer John Kander, Ebb's longtime collaborator.
The lyricist was believed to be 76, although Ebb always was "sweetly vague" about his age, said director Scott Ellis, who worked with him on several shows.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,595090972,00.html   (176 words)

  
 WMU Theatre | Kiss of the Spider Woman | Fred Ebb & John Kander
Fred Ebb had been writing material for nightclub acts, revues, and for the satirical television show, "That Was the Week That Was." By the time he met John Kander, Ebb had experienced the agony of a musical flop: Morning Sun, which closed after eight performances.
For the next five decades, Kander and Ebb have been one of Broadway's preeminent songwriting teams by being the longest-running music-and-lyrics partnership in Broadway musical history.
Ebb and Kander have also written for the great musical performers of our day: Lauren Bacall, Joel Grey, Gwen Verdon, Frank Sinatra, Robert Goulet, Chita Rivera, and Barbra Streisand.
www.wmich.edu /theatre/shows/spiderwoman/about_ebb_kander.html   (275 words)

  
 BMI Broadway Composer Fred Ebb Dies
BMI composer Fred Ebb, lyricist for such Broadway classics as "Cabaret" and "Chicago," died on September 11 at the age of 76.
With a career that spanned almost 40 years, Kander and Ebb had one of the longest-running writing collaborations in the history of the American musical theater.
Fred Ebb is survived by six nieces and nephews.
www.bmi.com /news/200409/20040913b.asp   (436 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Broadway loses a trouper in Fred Ebb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fred Ebb's sassy, spirited lyrics have been such a vibrant life force in Broadway and Hollywood musicals that his death on Saturday after a heart attack may have surprised even those who knew his health had been failing in recent years.
With composer John Kander, his creative partner of more than four decades, Ebb, believed to be 71, wrote songs for such stage hits as Flora the Red Menace, Woman of the Year, Kiss of the Spider Woman and their classics Cabaret and Chicago.
But when Kander and Ebb were interviewed by USA TODAY in 2003, Ebb revealed a desire to see one of his shows turned into a showcase for a male actor, a star of the movie Chicago.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2004-09-12-ebb-obit_x.htm   (349 words)

  
 NPR : 'Chicago,' 'Cabaret' Lyricist Fred Ebb Dies
Fred Ebb, left, and John Kander at the piano, in 2002.
Morning Edition, September 13, 2004 ·; Fred Ebb, the lyricist behind such classic Broadway musicals as Chicago, Cabaret and New York, New York, died of a heart attack Saturday at his home in New York.
Ebb was said to be "sweetly vague" about his age, but was believed to be 76.
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 Fred Ebb - Biography - AOL Music
Lyricist Fred Ebb teamed with composer John Kander to forge one of the longest-running and most successful, creative partnerships in Broadway history, their bold, brassy style giving rise to a series of enormously popular and provocative musicals, including Cabaret, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Born April 8, 1928, in New York, NY, Ebb began his career writing for nightclub acts and revues, also earning notoriety for his work on the television satire That Was the Week That Was; his first stage production, 1962's Morning Sun, closed after just eight performances.
After a four-year absence from the stage, Kander and Ebb returned with 1981's Woman of the Year, a vehicle for Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall that earned four Tonys; three years later, the duo debuted The Rink, but were otherwise largely silent for the remainder of the decade.
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 Songwriters Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
red Ebb, the lyricist half of the legendary songwriting team, Kander & Ebb that has produced Cabaret, Woman of the Year, The Act and, of course the incomparable Chicago was born in New York City, NY on April 8, 1935.
His lifelong love of the theater began while Ebb was still a child, and independently from the rest of his family, as there was no music ever performed or listened to in his childhood home.
After a four-year absence from Broadway, Kander and Ebb returned with 1981's Woman of the Year, which starred Lauren Bacall and was based on the 1942 Katharine Hepburn movie.
www.songwritershalloffame.org /exhibit_home_page.asp?exhibitId=216   (778 words)

  
 Fred Ebb Memorialized at Ambassador Theatre: Theater News on TheaterMania.com
A realist, Ebb had figured that "Radio City Music Hall is probably unlikely." Should Kander's death precede his, Ebb had noted, he would hold a memorial for the composer at "maybe the Booth -- no, no, the Lucille Lortel." Observed Kander, "Freddie was a star, a real bona fide star.
Hal Prince remembered Ebb as "sardonic," and reminisced about Ebb's June 15 appearance with Kander, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick in a program at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in the Lincoln Center Library to mark the occasion of the two songwriting teams having donated their papers to the library.
As a group, Mitchell Bernard (Ebb's nephew), Tim Pinckney (a close friend of Ebb's), and producer Arthur Whitelaw spoke about the lyricist, read a letter from Mayor Bloomberg, and stated that a newly formed Fred Ebb Foundation would award $50,000 annually to an upcoming lyricist, composer, or team.
www.theatermania.com /content/news.cfm/story/5351   (771 words)

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