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Ebb, Fred

(April 8, 1933–September 11, 2004)

Lyricist and bookwriter for the theatre: FLORA; THE RED MENACE; CABARET; THE HAPPY TIME; ZORBA; 70, GIRLS, 70; CHICAGO; THE ACT; WOMAN OF THE YEAR; 2X5; THE RINK; AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND -- THE KANDER AND EBB MUSICAL; KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN; and STEEL PIER.  For films: Cabaret; Norman Rockwell: A Short Subject; Lucky Lady; New York, New York; Funny Lady; Kramer vs. Kramer; A Matter of Time; Places in the Heart; French Postcards; Stepping Out, and the winner of the 2003 Academy Award for best picture, Chicago. For television: Liza with a Z; Goldie and Liza Together (Goldie Hawn and Liza Minnelli); Ol' Blue Eyes is Back (Frank Sinatra); Baryshnikov on Broadway; An Early Frost; Liza in London. His last projects included a musical version of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH and CURTAINS with book by Rupert Holmes.

Mr. Ebb provided additional material to the currently licensed R&H Theatre Library script of Rodgers & Hart's BY JUPITER, and he provided additional lyrics for the 1997 TV remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA.

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