Allen Kearns

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Allen Kearns
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Allen Kearns

(1894-08-14)14 August 1894
NationalityCanadian
Occupationsinger and actor

Allen Kearns (14 August 1894 – 20 April 1956) was a Canadian-born singer and actor. [1] He was born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada and died in Albany, New York. [2] He played the romantic lead role in several Broadway musicals and is especially remembered for introducing two hit songs by George and Ira Gershwin: "'S Wonderful" (from Funny Face , 1927) and "Embraceable You" (from Girl Crazy , 1930). [3]

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  1. Pollack, Howard (2006). George Gershwin: His Life and Work . University of California Press. p.  362. ISBN   0-520-24864-3.
  2. 1 2 "Allen Kearns". Internet Broadway Database . Retrieved 10 January 2010.
  3. Burlingame, Sandra. "Allen Kearns Biography". JazzBiographies.com. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  4. "Allen Kearns > Filmography". Allmovie . Retrieved 10 January 2010.


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