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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Producer, director, composer, songwriter and composer; Earl Carroll was part Billy Rose, a little Busby Berkeley and part Michael Todd. He was a staff writer for a New York publishing company between 1912 and 1917, then served in the US Army Air Force during World War I. He produced and directed the Broadway musicals "Earl Carroll Vanities" (11 editions), "Earl Carroll Sketch Book" (two editions), "Murder at the Vanities" (for which he was co-librettist), and the infamous $350,000 flop, "Fioretta" (for which he was the librettist). Read more...