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Allen Kearns

Singer, Actor

(1894 - 1956)

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"Girl Crazy" at wikipedia.org


"Girl Crazy" at time.com
"Tip Toes" at time.com


On Broadway at ibdb.com
Films at nytimes.com
Allen Kearns was a romantic lead on Broadway during the 1920’s. He starred in two of the Gershwins’ shows. In 1925’s Tip Toes he introduced “That Certain Feeling” with Queenie Smith. He was billed with the Astaires in Funny Face (1927) where he and Adele introduced “S’Wonderful.” In his final Gershwin production, Girl Crazy (1930), Ginger Rogers was the star, but Ethel Merman, in her Broadway debut, captured the headlines. However, Kearns and Rogers introduced one of the Gershwins’ more enduring standards, “Embraceable You.”

Kearns also starred in the musical farce by Harry Archer and Harlan Thompson, Little Jessis James (1923), as the love interest of Nan Halpern and Miriam Hopkins. In Hello Daddy (1928), by Harold Adamson and Jimmy McHugh, he sang two of the show’s hit songs with Mary Lawlor, “I Want Plenty of You” and “Let’s Sit and Talk About You.”

- Sandra Burlingame

Fascinating Rhythm

Various Artists (Includes Allen Kearns)

The Ultimate George Gershwin, Vol. 2

Various Artists (Includes Allen Kearns)
Reading and Viewing

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Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng

Funny Face


DVD - Film adaptation

Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland

The Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Collection (Babes in Arms / Babes on Broadway / Girl Crazy / Strike Up the Band)


DVD - Film adaptation of Girl Crazy

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