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Earl Carroll (I) (1893–1948)

Producer, director, composer, songwriter and composer; Earl Carroll was part Billy Rose, a little Busby Berkeley and part Mike Todd. He was a staff writer for a New York publishing company between 1912 and 1917, then served in the US Army Air Force during World War I. He produced and directed the Broadway musicals "Earl Carroll Vanities" (11 ... See full bio »

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Known For

12.10 Writer
Love Is News
Love Is News Producer
Stowaway Producer


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 1934 Murder at the Vanities (based upon the play by)
 1923 Bavu (play)
 1919 12.10 (writer)
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 1940 A Night at Earl Carroll's (producer)
 1937 Love Is News (associate producer)
 1936 Stowaway (associate producer)
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 1944 The Merry Monahans (lyrics: "Isle D'Amour" - uncredited)
 1940 A Night at Earl Carroll's (lyrics: "One Look at You", "Cali-Conga" - uncredited)
 1929 So Long Letty (writer: "So Long Letty" - uncredited)
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 1940 A Night at Earl Carroll's
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 1946 Peeks at Hollywood (Short)
Himself (uncredited)
 1933 Costuming the Vanities (Short documentary)
 1916 Animated Weekly, No. 50 (Documentary short)
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 1987 Minnelli on Minnelli: Liza Remembers Vincente (TV Movie documentary)
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 1935 Broadway Highlights No. 1 (Short)
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Stage: Wrote lyrics for "The Pretty Mrs. Smith" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Book by Oliver Morosco (also producer) and Elmer Harris. Music by Henry James and Alfred G. Robyn. Musical Director: John Lund. Additional music / lyrics by Billy Gould, Ashlyn and Sydney Grant. Directed by T. Daniel Frawley. Casino Theatre: 21 Sep 1914-31 ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | See more »

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Actor Jack Oakie's ex-wife, Vevita Varden, also died on the plane with Carroll and Wallace. Co-incidentally, Oakie was probably the actor most closely associated with Earl Carroll in films (Murder at the Vanities (1934)). See more »


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