Rose, Billy

(William Samuel Rosenberg)
(1899–1966)
   US song-writer and showman. Diminutive in size, and coming out of a poverty-stricken New York home, Billy Rose was driven by a compulsion to succeed, allied to immense energy and a flair for show business. He started out as a phenomenally fast shorthand writer for Bernard BARUCH, became a successful composer of lyrics for popular songs, and ventured into the nightclub business. He then launched into producing lavish Broadway shows such as Carmen Jones (1943) and Seven Lively Arts (1944), and acquired the Ziegfeld and Billy Rose theatres. He avidly collected art, and donated to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem a splendid group of sculptures by modern masters. They are displayed in the openair Billy Rose Sculpture Garden designed for him by Noguchi.

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  • Rose,Billy — Rose (rōz), Billy. 1899 1966. American impresario and songwriter who produced Crazy Quilt (1931) and other musical comedies and wrote several popular songs, including “Me and My Shadow.” * * * …   Universalium

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  • Billy-Rose-Kunstgarten — Der Billy Rose Kunstgarten ist der von dem japanisch/US amerikanischen Bildhauer Isamu Noguchi angelegte Skulpturenpark am westlichen Hang des Israel Museums in Jerusalem, Israel. Benannt ist der Kunstgarten nach dem Impresario und Lyriker Billy… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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