Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Shelly Gross Biography (1921-)
Born May 20, 1921, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Samuel W. (a physician) and Anna (a teacher; maiden name, Rosenblum) Gross; married Joan Seidel, May 1, 1946; children: Byron, Frederick, Daniel. Addresses: OFFICE--Music Fair Group, Inc., 176 Swedeford Road, Devon, PA 19333, and 41 E. 57th Street, New York, NY 10022.
- Birth Details
- May 20, 1921
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- FIRST BROADWAY WORK--Producer (with Lee Guber and Frank Ford), Catch Me If You Can, Morosco Theatre, March 9, 1965.
- PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; PRODUCER (WITH LEE GRUBER) Sherry!, Alvin Theatre,New York City, 1967.
- The Grand Music Hall of Israel, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- Inquest, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1970.
- Lorelei, or Gentlemen Still Prefer Blondes, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1974.
- (also co-produced with Joseph Harris) Charles Aznavour on Broadway and Tony Bennett and Lena Horne Sing, both at the Minskoff Theatre, New York City,1974.
- at the City Center, New York City, presented The Monty Python Show and the Pennsylvania Ballet, both 1976, also presented productions of A Man and a Woman and Peter Pan.
- The King and I, Uris Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- Annie Get Your Gun, Jones Beach, NY, 1978.
- Murder at the Howard Johnson's, New York City, 1979.
- Bruce Forsyth on Broadway, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1979.
- Bring Back Birdie, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1981.
- Painting Churches, Lambs Theatre, New York City, 1983-84.
- Shirley MacLaine on Broadway, Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1984.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Producer (with Lee Guber and Frank Ford), Li'l Abner, U.S. cities, 1958.
- Producer (with Guber and Ford), The Pleasure of His Company, U.S.
- cities, 1960.
- Producer (with Guber and Ford), The Andersonville Trial, U.S.
- cities, 1960-61.
- Producer (with Guber and Ford), A Thurber Carnival, U.S. cities, 1961-62.
- Producer (with Guber and Ford), Carnival!, U.S. cities, 1962-63.
- Producer (with Guber and Ford), Lorelei, U.S. cities, 1973.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK
- With Lee Guber, as Music Fair Group, obtained the franchise to broadcastthe 1971 heavyweight boxing championship between Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier.
- The Crusher, Curtis Books, 1970.
- Havana X, Arbor House, 1978.
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