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Billy Bigelow (Character)
from Carousel (1956)

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Carousel -- Filmed on location in a beautiful seaside village, Carousel stars Gordon MacRae as Billy Bigelow, a smooth-talking carny man who falls in love with a millworker (Shirley Jones). Tragedy strikes these star-crossed lovers, though, and their journey is not easy.  How Billy makes his way to Heaven and back again, providing love and solace to his wife and daughter, and redemption for himself, is the story of one of the most unique and powerfully uplifting musicals ever written.  With a score that includes "If I Loved You" and "You'll Never Walk Alone," little wonder that Carousel was composer Richard Rodgers' personal favorite.
Carousel -- Open-ended Trailer from 20th Century Fox

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"Billy Bigelow" and "Liliom" are actually two versions of the same character... See more »
Alternate Names:
Billy Bigelow in 'Carousel' / Liliom / Liliom Zadowski


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  1. "Live from Lincoln Center"
        - 'Carousel' with the New York Philharmonic (2013) TV episode, Played by Nathan Gunn

  2. City Hall (1996) Played by Tony Capone (as Billy Bigelow in 'Carousel')

  3. "Estudio 1"
        - Liliom (II) (1976) TV episode, Played by Juan Diego (as Liliom)
  4. Liliom (1971) (TV) Played by Helmuth Lohner (as Liliom)

  5. Carousel (1967) (TV) Played by Robert Goulet
  6. Liliom (1963) (TV) Played by Josef Meinrad (as Liliom)

  7. Carousel (1956) Played by Gordon MacRae
    ... aka "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel" - USA (complete title)
  8. General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (1954) (TV) Played by John Raitt
    ... aka "General Foods Anniversary Show" - USA (short title)

  9. Liliom (1934) Played by Charles Boyer (as Liliom Zadowski)
  10. Liliom (1930) Played by Charles Farrell (as Liliom)
    ... aka "Frank Borzage's Liliom by Franz Molnar" - USA (complete title)

  11. Liliom (1919) Played by Gyula Csortos (as Liliom)
Archive Footage:
  1. Out of My Dreams: Oscar Hammerstein II (2012) (TV) Played by Gordon MacRae / John Raitt
  2. Turns on the Carousel (2006) (V) Played by Gordon MacRae / Charles Boyer (as Liliom Zadowski)
  3. "Biography"
        - Shirley Jones: Hollywood's Musical Mom (2000) TV episode, Played by Gordon MacRae
  4. Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies (1996) (TV) Played by Gordon MacRae / John Raitt / Charles Boyer (as Liliom) / Charles Farrell (as Liliom)
    ... aka "The Sound of Movies" - International (English title) (short title), USA (short title)

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From Carousel (1956)
Billy Bigelow: I just couldn't get the hang of being married.
Starkeeper: Was that Julie's fault?
Billy Bigelow: No, but maybe it wasn't my fault either.
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