Allen Kearns

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Allen Kearns
Allen Kearns

(1894-08-14)14 August 1894
Occupationsinger and actor

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]


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  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 10 January 2010.
  3. ^ Burlingame, Sandra. "Allen Kearns Biography". Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Allen Kearns > Filmography". Allmovie. Retrieved 10 January 2010.