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Brian Hooker (I) (1880–1946)

Lyricist ("Song of the Vagabonds", "Only a Rose"), author and educator, educated at Yale University (BA, MA), and who became the assistant professor of English at Columbia University between 1903 and 1905, a rhetoric instructor at Yale University between 1905 and 1909, and a lecturer at the Columbia extension. He was literary editor at the New ... See full bio »

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Chinatown Soundtrack
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 1974 Great Performances (TV Series) (translation - 1 episode)
- Cyrano de Bergerac (1974) ... (translation)
 1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (translation - 1 episode)
- Cyrano de Bergerac (1968) ... (translation)
 1962 Cyrano De Bergerac (TV Movie) (translated by)
 1956 The Vagabond King (book of stage musical)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (English translation - 1 episode)
- Cyrano de Bergerac (1955) ... (English translation)
 1950 Cyrano de Bergerac (play translation)
 1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (English translation - 1 episode)
- Cyrano de Bergerac (1949) ... (English translation)
 1936 Rose of the Rancho (adaptation)
 1935 Coronado (story)
 1930 The Vagabond King (operetta The Vagabond King)
 1923 Cyrano de Bergerac (English titles - uncredited)
 1921 Coincidence
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Stage Play: Cyrano de Bergerac. Comedy (revival). Written by Edmond Rostand. Book adapted by Brian Hooker [final Broadway credit during lifetime]. Directed by Mel Ferrer. Alvin Theatre: (moved to The Ethel Barrymore Theatre (18 Nov 1946- close): 8 Oct 1946- 22 Mar 1947 (193 performances). Cast: José Ferrer (as "Cyrano de Bergerac Gascon"),... See more »

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Poet, translator,librettist, and lyricist. His most revived stage work is his 1923 English translation of Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac". It was prepared especially for Walter Hampden, the most famous Cyrano of his time, and is considered one of the greatest translations of a literary work. For many years it was the standard English version, and such actors as José Ferrer and Ralph ... See more »

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