Gertrude Lawrence


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Noun1.Gertrude Lawrence - English actress (1898-1952)
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Gaining much experience on the musical theatre and concert stage, and played many leading roles, including Gertrude Lawrence to critical acclaim at the Buxton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.
Among her pedagogical grandchildren and great-grandchildren are Gertrude Lawrence, Beverly Sills, Kiri Te Kanawwa, and Meryl Streep.
He and his life-long friend Gertrude Lawrence, above, played the leads of Elyot and Amanda - a divorced couple who meet while on honeymoon with their new partners.
They have an unmistakable crowning moment in which performers take over the stage and either lay claim to stardom or reassert their star power, as Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur did when they sang "Bosom Buddies" in Mame, and as Yul Brynner and Gertrude Lawrence did with "Shall We Dance?
1951: First performance of The King And I at St James's Theatre, Broadway, with Yul Brynner as the King and Gertrude Lawrence as Anna.
He originally starred in the comedy, alongside Gertrude Lawrence, and it is now rightly considered one of the great plays of all time.
The piano arrangements by James Burton seem simplistic comparison with the vocal score reductions, and though Fox gave us an efficient Miss Otis Regrets and a valiant Gertrude Lawrence impression in the wonderful Physician, the biggest disappointment came with the world's greatest song in this genre, Night and Day.
Gertrude Lawrence starred as a depressed fashion-magazine editor in need of psychoanalysis, whose on-the-couch sessions spur ever more elaborate memory sequences until she has a breakthrough (to the tune of the lilting standard "My Ship").
Alexander Woollcott, Gertrude Lawrence, Noel Coward.
While readers will easily follow the novel without full knowledge of the real-life players, quick research into Fischer's characters -- like Jane Wyman, Gertrude Lawrence, and Eleanor Parker -- will give readers an enjoyable overview of the era.
In fact it's where he met future acting partner Gertrude Lawrence.
The family trees of some top racemares dwindle to little, but not Sarah Siddons': her first foal, the unraced mare Gertrude Lawrence, set the tone when producing the Listed scorer Lady Ambassador, who in turn foaled three stakes winners including Leggera.