Jule Styne


Jule Styne

Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British-born American songwriter especially famous for a series of Broadway Musicals, which included several very well known and frequently revived shows.

Biography

Early life

Styne was born in London, England as Julius Kerwin Stein of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine.cite web | last =Bloom| first =Nate| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs| publisher =InterfaithFamily| date =2006-12-19 | url =http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297399&ct=3303147| format =| accessdate =2006-12-19 ] At the age of eight he moved with his family to Chicago, where at an early age he began taking piano lessons. He proved to be a prodigy and performed with the Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit Symphonies before he was ten years old.

Career

Styne attended Chicago Musical College, but before then he had already attracted attention of another teenager, Mike Todd, later a successful film producer, who commissioned him to write a song for a musical act that he was creating. It would be the first of over 1,500 published songs Styne would compose in his career.

Styne established his own dance band, which brought him to the notice of Hollywood, where he was championed by Frank Sinatra and where he began a collaboration with lyricist Sammy Cahn, with whom he wrote many songs for the movies, including "It's Been a Long, Long Time," "Five Minutes More," and the Oscar-winning "Three Coins in the Fountain." He collaborated on the score for the 1955 musical film "My Sister Eileen" with Leo Robin.

In 1947 Styne wrote his first score for a Broadway musical, "High Button Shoes" with Cahn, and over the next several decades wrote the scores for many Broadway shows, most notably "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", "Peter Pan", "Bells Are Ringing", "", "Do Re Mi", "Funny Girl", "Sugar" (with a story based on the movie Some Like It Hot, but all new music), and the Tony-winning "Hallelujah, Baby!".

His collaborators included Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Stephen Sondheim, and Bob Merrill, and among the songs in those shows composed by Styne are "I Still Get Jealous," "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Just In Time," "The Party's Over," "Make Someone Happy," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You," and "People."

Styne wrote original music for the short-lived, themed amusement park Freedomland U.S.A. which opened on June 19, 1960.

Styne was elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972 and the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981, and he was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1990.

amples

*of "Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)" sung by Frank Sinatra

hows

*"Ice Capades of 1943" (1942) - Styne contributed one song to this ice show
*"Glad to See You!" (1944) - closed in Philadelphia PA during tryout
*"High Button Shoes" (1947)
*"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1949)
*"Michael Todd's Peep Show" (1950) - Styne contributed 2 numbers
*"Two on the Aisle" (1951)
*"Hazel Flagg" (1953)
*"Peter Pan" (1954)
*"Bells Are Ringing" (1956)
*"Say, Darling" (1958)
*"" (1959)
*"Do Re Mi" (1960)
*"Subways Are For Sleeping" (1961)
*"Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" (1962)
*"Arturo Ui" (1963) - Styne contributed incidental music to this Bertolt Brecht play
*"Funny Girl" (1964)
*"Wonderworld" (1964) - lyrics by Styne's son, Stanley
*"Fade Out - Fade In" (1964)
*"The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood" (1965)
*"Hallelujah, Baby!" (1967)
*"Darling of the Day" (1968)
*"Look to the Lilies" (1970)
*"The Night the Animals Talked" (1970)
*"Prettybelle" (1971) - closed in Boston
*"Sugar" (1972)
*"Lorelei" (1974) - essentially a sequel/revival of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
*"Hellzapoppin'!" (1976) - closed in Baltimore during pre-Broadway tryout
*"Bar Mitzvah Boy" (1978)
*"One Night Stand" (1980) - closed during preview period
*"Pieces of Eight" (1985)
*"The Red Shoes" (1993)

ee also

*Pico and Sepulveda

External links

* [http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showIndividual&entitY_id=3811&source_type=A Kennedy Center biography]
* [http://www.ibdb.com/person.asp?ID=12466 Internet Broadway Database listing]
* [http://www.pbs.org/wnet/broadway/stars/styne_j.html PBS biography]
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9504E0DB163AF932A1575AC0A962958260 "New York Times" obituary, September 21, 1994]
* [http://www.julestyne.com JuleStyne.com] - Official Jule Styne website

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