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Give a Girl a Break (3-Dec-1953)

Director: Stanley Donen

Writers: Albert Hackett; Frances Goodrich; Vera Caspary

Producer: Jack Cummings

Keywords: Musical Comedy

The leading lady of a Broadway play abruptly quits mere weeks before the opening. Major stars are all booked; quickly they must find an unknown capable of filling the part. Lackluster minor musical originally intended as a major MGM production with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Judy Garland; its final incarnation featured the dance team of Marge and Gower Champion.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Richard Anderson
8-Aug-1926   Oscar Goldman on The 6 Million Dollar Man
Gower Champion
Theater Director
22-Jun-1921 25-Aug-1980 Show Boat
Marge Champion
2-Sep-1919   Show Boat
Bob Fosse
23-Jun-1927 23-Sep-1987 Choreographer
Kurt Kasznar
13-Aug-1913 6-Aug-1979 Fitzhugh on Land of the Giants
Larry Keating
13-Jun-1896 26-Aug-1963 Roger Addison on Mister Ed
Debbie Reynolds
1-Apr-1932   Dancer, actress
Lurene Tuttle
20-Aug-1907 28-May-1986 First Lady of Radio


Marge Champion   ...   Madelyn Corlane
Gower Champion   ...   Ted Sturgis
Debbie Reynolds   ...   Suzy Doolittle
Helen Wood   ...   Joanna Moss
Bob Fosse   ...   Bob Dowdy
Kurt Kasznar   ...   Leo Belney
Richard Anderson   ...   Burton Bradshaw
William Ching   ...   Anson Pritchett
Lurene Tuttle   ...   Mrs. Doolittle
Larry Keating   ...   Felix Jordan
Donna Martell   ...   Janet Hallson


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