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Anita Darian (1927–2015)

Anita Darian was born on April 26, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Anita Margaret Esgandarian. She is known for her work on The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957), Standard Oil New Jersey Presents Its 75th Anniversary Entertainment (1957) and The Troublemaker (1964). She died on February 1, 2015 in Oceanside, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 1964 The Troublemaker (kazoos played by)
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 1970 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fidelio - A Celebration of Life (1970) ... (performer: "Fidelio" (excerpts))
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 1962 The Tonight Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.28 (1962) ... Herself
 1961 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
- The Music of Richard Rodgers (1961) ... Herself
- Much Ado About Music (1961) ... Herself
 1960 Music for a Spring Night (TV Series)
Herself .
- Episode dated 23 March 1960 (1960) ... Herself .
 1959-1960 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.115 (1960) ... Herself
- Episode #2.242 (1959) ... Herself
- Episode #2.206 (1959) ... Herself
- Episode #2.152 (1959) ... Herself
 1959 Music Shop (TV Series)
Herself - Performer
- Episode dated 11 October 1959 (1959) ... Herself - Performer

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Sang and acted the role of Julie in the 1961 New York City Center revival of Kern and Hammerstein's "Show Boat". The production also starred Joe E. Brown as Cap'n Andy, Jo Sullivan as Magnolia, Robert Rounseville as Gaylord Ravenal, Jane Kean as Ellie, renowned operatic contralto Carol Brice as Queenie, and Andrew Frierson as ... See more »

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She sang behind Mickey & Sylvia on their 1957 hit "Love Is Strange". She recorded with Burt Bacharach, Dinah Washington, Patti Page, and others, usually without credit and often emulating the sound of a theremin. See more »


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