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Overview (4)

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (stroke)
Birth NameCarl Frederick Brisson
Nickname "The Lizard of Roz"

Mini Bio (1)

Frederick Brisson was born on March 17, 1912 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Carl Frederick Brisson. He is known for his work on The Pajama Game (1957), Damn Yankees! (1958) and Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963). He was married to Arlette Janssens Josephson and Rosalind Russell. He died on October 8, 1984 in New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (2)

Arlette Janssens Josephson (4 May 1978 - 8 October 1984) (his death)
Rosalind Russell (25 October 1941 - 28 November 1976) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Son of Carl Brisson
Awarded a Tony Award in 1956 for his production of the musical, "Damn Yankees," shared with Robert Griffith and Harold S. Prince in association with Albert B. Taylor.
Son with Rosalind Russell, Lance Brisson born 1943
He was separated from his widow Arlette at the time of his death. Two weeks after he died, his son Lance launched a suit against Arlette, challenging her rights to his estate. After two years, a settlement was reached.
His son married actress Patricia Morrow on March 15, 1975. They divorced in the 1980s.
He was at his first wife Rosalind Russell 's bedside when she died.
His wife, Arlette, was a consultant to a communications company and a vice president of Tiffany & Company. She was born around 1939.
Served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
In England from the age of ten.

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