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John Murray Anderson (1886–1954)

Director, producer, songwriter and author, educated at Edinburgh Academy in Scotland and Lausanne University in Switzerland. He studied drama with Herbert Beerbohm Tree. In World War I he served in the American Bureau of Information. On Broadway, he directed and wrote the scores for "Greenwich Village Follies" (5 editions), and "Jack and Jill", ... See full bio »

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King of Jazz Director
The Greatest Show on Earth Music Department
New Faces Miscellaneous Crew
Bathing Beauty Miscellaneous Crew


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 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth ("Popcorn and Lemonade", "A Picnic in the Park", "Sing a Happy Song")
 1930 King of Jazz (lyrics: "My Bridal Veil" - uncredited)
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 1954 New Faces (devised and staged by)
 1944 Bathing Beauty (water ballet)
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 1930 King of Jazz
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 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (uncredited)
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 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth (stager: circus musical and dance numbers)
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 1929 All Americans (Short) (producer - uncredited)

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Stage Play: Laffing Room Only. Musical comedy/revue. Music by Burton Lane. Lyrics by Burton Lane. Book by Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson and Eugene Conrad. Arranger for Glee Club: Pam Davenport, Roy Ringwald and Robert Shaw. General Director for Olsen and Johnson David Murray. Production Supervised by Harry A. Kaufman. Scenic Design by Stewart ... See more »

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In the 1920s, along with partner Robert Milton, he ran an acting school in New York City. Among their students were Bette Davis and Lucille Ball.

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