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Further Reading Billman, Larry. ” International Encyclopedia of Dance, edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen, vol. 1, pp. 108–109. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Martin, Tony, and Cyd Charisse. The Two of Us. New York: Mason/Charter, 1976. Recommended Recorded and Videotaped Performances The Band Wagon (1953). Warner Studios, VHS, 2000. Brigadoon (1954). Warner Studios, DVD/VHS, 2000. t CHER (Cherilyn Sarkisian, Cher Bono) (1946– ) Singer, Actress Throughout her up-and-down career, Cher has continually emerged as one of America’s most durable performers.
Renamed “Baby Snooks,” the character made her radio debut in 1936 and became a regular on the program Good Times the following year. In 1944, Baby Snooks received her own show, and on it continued to delight audiences until Brice’s death on May 29, 1951, of a cerebral hemorrhage. For the next generation, Brice was reborn in the popular stage musical Funny Girl (1964), which made BARBRA STREISAND a star. It and the subsequent film adaptation told of Brice’s career with the Follies and her ill-fated romance with Arnstein, while a film sequel, Funny Lady (1975), focused on her marriage to Rose.
After appearing in Stanley, a failed situation comedy with Buddy Hackett, Burnett began making guest appearances on The Garry Moore Show (1958–67). ” She was invited to perform the novelty song on The Tonight Show and Toast of the Town. ” In 1962, Burnett won an Emmy for her work on The Garry Moore Show. The same year, she signed a 10-year contract with CBS. While her career was thriving, her marriage was suffering. She divorced Saroyan and in 1963 married Joe Hamilton, the producer of Garry Moore.
A to Z of American Women in the Performing Arts (Facts On File Library of American History: A to Z of Women) by Liz Sonneborn