Billy Rose

Impresario, Lyricist

1899 – 1966

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Who was Billy Rose?

William "Billy" Rose was an American impresario, theatrical showman and lyricist. He is credited with many famous songs, notably "Me and My Shadow", "Without A Song", "It Happened in Monterey" and "It's Only a Paper Moon". For decades preceding and immediately after the Second World War Billy Rose was a major force in entertainment, with shows, such as Jumbo, Billy Rose's Aquacade, and Carmen Jones, his Diamond Horseshoe nightclub, and the Ziegfeld Theatre influencing the careers of many stars. Billy Rose was inducted as a member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. After divorcing comedian Fanny Brice, he married Olympic swimmer Eleanor Holm.

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Born
Sep 6, 1899
New York City
Also known as
  • William Rosenberg
  • William Rose
  • William Samuel Rosenberg
  • Rose, Billy
  • Billy
  • Egregious Effendi
  • Basement Belasco
  • Bantum Barnum
  • Mad Mahout
  • Penthouse Caligari
Siblings
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Feb 10, 1966
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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