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Dolores Gray In 42nd Street

Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003)

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23 X 12 INCHES


Multi-talented, extrovert star Dolores Gray (1924-2002) dabbled in every almost facet of show business during her six-decade career; nightclubs, cabaret, radio, recordings, television, theatre and film. Often cast as the second lead in film and on Broadway she was frequently understudy to Ethel Merman and sang Marilyn Monroe's parts on the Decca soundtrack of
There's No Business Like Show Business. During a performance on Broadway of Destry Rides Again, Gray famously continued singing while a fire broke out backstage and for her bravery was rewarded with a standing ovation and praise from the New York City Fire Comissioner. Hit by the decline of the musical film, she found work on TV variety, recorded for Capitol Records and remained a top-of-the-line cabaret act for decades. Talking to the NYT at the time of 42nd Street she said: “I've learned that it's important to stay visible and to do anything and everything to get that visibility, even if a show isn't a success.”


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£5,000

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