Allen Kearns

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Allen Kearns (14 August 1894 – 20 April 1956) was a Canadian-born singer and actor.[1] He was born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada and died in Albany, New York.[2] He played the romantic lead role in several Broadway musicals and is especially remembered for introducing two hit songs by George and Ira Gershwin: "'S Wonderful" (from Funny Face, 1927) and "Embraceable You" (from Girl Crazy, 1930).[3]

Appearances[edit]

On stage[edit]

  • The Odds on Mrs. Oakley (1944)
  • The American Way (1939)
  • A Divine Moment (1934)
  • Girl Crazy (1930)
  • Hello, Daddy (1928)
  • Here's Howe (1928)
  • Funny Face (1927)
  • Betsy (1926)
  • Tip-Toes (1925)
  • Mercenary Mary (1925)
  • Little Jessie James (1923)
  • Lady Butterfly (1923)
  • Tangerine (1921)
  • Tickle Me (1921)
  • Come Along (1919)
  • Miss Daisy (1914)
  • The Red Petticoat (1913)[2]

On film[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pollack, Howard (2006). George Gershwin: His Life and Work. University of California Press. p. 362. ISBN 0-520-24864-3. 
  2. ^ a b "Allen Kearns". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  3. ^ Burlingame, Sandra. "Allen Kearns Biography". JazzBiographies.com. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  4. ^ "Allen Kearns > Filmography". Allmovie. Retrieved 2010-01-10.