This Is the Army. Musical revue. Music by Irving Berlin. Book by James McColl
and Irving Berlin
. Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
[earliest Broadway credit]. Dialogue for Minstrel Show by Pvt. Jack Mendelsohn, Pfc. Richard Burdick and Pvt. Tom McDonnell. Music arrangements for dances by Pvt. Melvin ...
1 Interview |
Gene Berg | Eugene A. Nelson
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
[Film is] a marvelous medium for dancing. The sky's the limit. You can do wonderfully imaginative things with film. It's like being a magician. In my heyday, I could only do about four pirouettes without starting to fall, but with film, I could do a dozen by cutting and editing. The magic of film is that you can create anything you want.
First wife Miriam Franklin
(nee Frankel) was a specialty film dancer from Broadway ("Panama Hattie"). Married in 1941, she worked in Hollywood while Gene served in the Army. He joined her later and she was instrumental in helping him work up his innovative dance routines on film.