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Oscar Levant

Pianist, Composer, Actor (27-Dec-1906 — 14-Aug-1972)


Sam Kashner; Nancy Schoenberger. A Talent for Genius: The Life and Times of Oscar Levant. Villard Books. 1994. 512pp.

Oscar Levant. A Smattering of Ignorance. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co.. 1940. 267pp.

Oscar Levant. The Memoirs of an Amnesiac. G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1965. 320pp.

Oscar Levant. The Unimportance of Being Oscar. G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1968. 255pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Internet Movie Database [link]

  3. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.518)

  7. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.332)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.435)

  9. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.294)

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