Cy Fruer

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    • cy-feuer-05.jpgCY FRUER

      Date of Birth
      15 January 1911, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

      Date of Death
      17 May 2006, New York City, New York, USA (bladder cancer)

      Trivia
      Birth Name Seymour Arnold Feuer

      Spouse
      Posy Lee Greenberg (20 January 1946 - 5 February 2005) (her death) (2 children)

      Has won four Tony Awards: in 1951, shared with co-producer Ernest H. Martin, as Best Producers (Musical) for "Guys and Dolls;" in 1962, two Tonys, both again shared with Martin, as Best Producer (Musical) and as co-producer of Best Musical winner "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying;" and in 2003, a Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award.

      He was also Tony-nominated six other times: three times in 1963, twice again shared with Martin, as Best Producer (Musical) and co-producer of Best Musical nominee, and once shared with Bob Fosse as Best Director (Musical), for "Little Me;" two times in 1966, again sharing co-producer credit with Martin of Best Musical nominee, as well as on his own as Best Director (Musical), for "Skyscraper;" and one time in 1967, yet again shared with Martin, as co-producer of Best Musical nominee "Walking Happy."

      Served in the Army Air Corps during WWII - he spent the war making training films and rose to Captain.

      Worked as a trumpet player at Radio City Music Hall, among other theaters, and later became head of the music department at Republic Pictures in the 1930s and into the '40s.

      Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Producers Branch)
      One of the many musicals he and partner Ernest H. Martin produced on Broadway was the British show, "The Boy Friend".

      Personal Quotes
      I worked harder than everyone else.

      You can apply faultless logic, work with geometric precision, allow for every single pitfall, have the perfect cast and the perfect story, and still turn out a dud. There are so many complicating intangibles. It's like the chaos theory. The miracle is that it sometimes works.

      [on Liza Minnelli] She's the greatest musical actress and performer we have

      Mini- Biography
      Cy Feuer, the Tony Award-winning theatrical impresario who was also an Oscar-nominated producer and music director, made his debut on the world stage on January 15, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York as Seymour Arnold Feuerman. A talented musician, he began earning a living as a professional trumpeter at the age of fifteen, while still attending high school. The teenage musician first met Abe Burrows at this time. Many years later, as a Broadway producer, he'd hire Burrows to write the book for the legendary classic Guys and Dolls (1955), his first Broadway.

      He dropped out of high school but later studied at the Juilliard School. As a professional message, he was employed by the Roxy Theater and Radio City Music Hall orchestras before being hired in 1938 to tour with Leon Belasco and His Society Orchestra. After the band played Burbank, California, he remained behind in the Golden State and was hired by the Poverty Row studio Republic Pictures to work in their music department.

      He served as an arranger, composer and music director, racking up over 125 credits that brought him five Oscar nominations for his film scores. He did a three-year hitch in the service during World War II. After returning to Hollywood after the war, he grew disenchanted with the life of a movie musical director, quitting Tinsel Town in 1947 to have a go on the Great White Way.

      He became partners with CBS Radio's comedy programing chieftain Ernest H. Martin, and produced the musical comedy Where's Charley? (1952) in 1947, an adaptation of Charley's American Aunt (1941) featuring the talents of Ray Bolger. It was a hit, toured the country, and then returned to Broadway for another long run.

      The musical comedy production team of Feuer & Martin had an even greater success in 1950 with Guys and Dolls (1955), the classic, often-revived musical based on the tales of Damon Runyon that brought them their first Tony Award. They were also Tony recipients (for Best Musical and Best Producer of a Musical, a separate award) for the 1964 musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), which also won the Pulitzer Prize. Other shows they produced were Can-Can (1960), The Boy Friend (1971), Silk Stockings (1957), and Neil Simon's "Little Me." Feuer also was a director, helming "Little Me" and the 1979 musical adaptation of I Remember Mama (1948), which was not a success despite music by Richard Rodgers.

      Feuer scored a major triumph when he produced the 1972 film version of the Broadway hit Cabaret (1972). The movie won eight Oscars and garnered Feuer an Academy Award nomination (his sixth) as Best Producer (though "Cabaret" was upset in the Best Picture category, losing out to The Godfather (1972). With Martin, he produced the 1985 screen adaptation of Chorus Line (1985), which proved to be one of their biggest flops.

      He served as president and then chairman of the League of American Theatres and Producers from 1989-2003. In 2003, he was the recipient of a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.

      Cy Feuer died on May 17, 2006 from bladder cancer in New York City. He was 95 years old.
      - IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood

      Filmography
      Composer
      1966 Cyclotrode 'X' (TV Movie) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1966 Lost Island of Kioga (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
      1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (music supervisor - 1 episode)
      - One Sunday Afternoon (1949) ... (music supervisor)
      1947 The Flame (musical director)
      1947 The Black Widow (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1947 Driftwood (musical director)
      1947 Wyoming (musical director)
      1947 Will Tomorrow Ever Come? (musical director)
      1947 Hit Parade of 1947 (musical director)
      1947 Angel and the Badman (musical director)
      1947 Calendar Girl (musical director)
      1946 That Brennan Girl (musical director)
      1946 Plainsman and the Lady (musical director)
      1946 The Crimson Ghost (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1946 Hats Off to Rhythm (musical director)
      1946 Daughter of Don Q (musical director)
      1946 Corporal Dolan AWOL (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1946 Winter Wonderland (musical director)
      1945 Colorado Pioneers (music department head - uncredited)
      1945 Don't Fence Me In (music department head - uncredited)
      1945 Marshal of Laredo (music department head - uncredited)
      1944 Outlaws of Santa Fe (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1943 California Joe (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1943 G-men vs. the Black Dragon (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1943 Harvest Days (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1942 Ice-Capades Revue (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1942 Youth on Parade (musical director)
      1942 The Old Homestead (musical director)
      1942 The Sombrero Kid (musical director)
      1942 Hi, Neighbor (musical director)
      1942 The Queen of Spies (musical director)
      1942 Sons of the Pioneers (musical director)
      1942 The Phantom Plainsmen (musical director)
      1942 Moonlight Masquerade (musical director)
      1942 In Old California (musical director)
      1942 The Cyclone Kid (musical director)
      1942 Remember Pearl Harbor (musical director)
      1942 Romance on the Range (musical director)
      1942 The Girl from Alaska (musical director)
      1942 Spy Smasher (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1942 Sunset on the Desert (musical director)
      1942 The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (musical director)
      1942 Susannah (musical director)
      1942 Jesse James, Jr. (musical director)
      1942 Raiders of the Range (musical director)
      1942 Hitting the Headlines (musical director)
      1942 Heart of the Rio Grande (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1942 Stagecoach Express (musical director)
      1942 Sleepytime Gal (musical director)
      1942 South of Santa Fe (musical director)
      1942 A Tragedy at Midnight (musical director)
      1942 Code of the Outlaw (musical director - uncredited)
      1942 Pardon My Stripes (musical director)
      1942 Man from Cheyenne (musical director)
      1942 Arizona Terrors (musical director)
      1942 Lady for a Night (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1941 Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (musical director)
      1941 West of Cimarron (musical director - uncredited)
      1941 Red River Valley (musical director)
      1941 The Gang Made Good (musical director)
      1941 The Devil Pays Off (musical director)
      1941 Public Enemies (musical director)
      1941 Gauchos of El Dorado (musical director)
      1941 Jesse James at Bay (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1941 Down Mexico Way (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1941 Mercy Island (musical director)
      1941 King of the Texas Rangers (music score)
      1941 Sailors on Leave (musical director)
      1941 Death Valley Outlaws (musical director)
      1941 Doctors Don't Tell (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1941 The Apache Kid (musical director)
      1941 Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (musical director - uncredited)
      1941 Bad Man of Deadwood (musical director)
      1941 The Pittsburgh Kid (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1941 Ice-Capades (musical director)
      1941 Rags to Riches (musical director)
      1941 Citadel of Crime (musical director)
      1941 Hurricane Smith (musical director)
      1941 Sunset in Wyoming (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1941 Moving in Society (musical director)
      1941 Gangs of Sonora (musical director - uncredited)
      1941 Judy Goes to Town (musical director)
      1941 Kansas Cyclone (musical director)
      1941 Jungle Girl (musical director - uncredited)
      1941 Nevada City (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1941 Angels with Broken Wings (musical director)
      1941 Desert Bandit (musical director)
      1941 The Gay Vagabond (musical director)
      1941 Sheriff of Tombstone (musical director)
      1941 Country Fair (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1941 Lady from Louisiana (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1941 Jamboree (musical director)
      1941 Sis Hopkins (musical director)
      1941 Two Gun Sheriff (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1941 Pals of the Pecos (musical director)
      1941 In Old Cheyenne (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel (musical director - uncredited)
      1941 Mr. District Attorney (musical director)
      1941 A Man Betrayed (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1941 The Phantom Cowboy (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1941 Petticoat Politics (musical director)
      1941 False Witness (musical director)
      1941 Ridin' on a Rainbow (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1941 Robin Hood of the Pecos (musical director)
      1941 Wyoming Wildcat (musical director)
      1940 Bowery Boy (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1940 Lone Star Raiders (musical director)
      1940 Behind the News (musical director)
      1940 Mysterious Doctor Satan (musical director - uncredited)
      1940 The Border Legion (musical director)
      1940 Meet the Missus (musical director)
      1940 Texas Terrors (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1940 Friendly Neighbors (musical director)
      1940 Who Killed Aunt Maggie? (musical director)
      1940 Young Bill Hickok (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1940 Hit Parade of 1941 (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1940 Melody and Moonlight (musical director)
      1940 Frontier Vengeance (musical director)
      1940 Barnyard Follies (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1940 Colorado (musical director)
      1940 Girl from Havana (musical director)
      1940 Jolly Old Higgins (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1940 The Tulsa Kid (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1940 Melody Girl (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1940 Girl from God's Country (musical director)
      1940 The Ranger and the Lady (musical director)
      1940 Scatterbrain (musical director)
      1940 The Carson City Kid (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1940 One Man's Law (musical director)
      1940 Adventures of Red Ryder (musical director - uncredited)
      1940 Grand Ole Opry (musical director)
      1940 Wagons Westward (musical director)
      1940 Gangs of Chicago (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1940 The Crooked Road (musical director)
      1940 In Old Missouri (musical director)
      1940 Grandpa Goes to Town (musical director)
      1940 Young Buffalo Bill (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1940 Ghost Valley Raiders (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1940 Forgotten Girls (musical director)
      1940 Pioneers of the West (musical director)
      1940 Village Barn Dance (composer: title music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1940 Wolf of New York (musical director)
      1940 Heroes of the Saddle (musical director - uncredited)
      1939 Money to Burn (musical director)
      1939 Thou Shalt Not Kill (musical director)
      1939 Days of Jesse James (musical director)
      1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion (musical director - uncredited)
      1939 South of the Border (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1939 Cowboys from Texas (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1939 Saga of Death Valley (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1939 The Covered Trailer (musical director)
      1939 When Gangland Strikes (musical director)
      1939/I Money Isn't Everything (musical director)
      1939 Spies at Work (musical director)
      1939 The Kansas Terrors (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1939 The Arizona Kid (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1939 Calling All Marines (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1939 Dick Tracy's G-Men (musical director)
      1939 Flight at Midnight (musical director)
      1939 Smuggled Cargo (musical director)
      1939 New Frontier (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1939 Wall Street Cowboy (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1939 Colorado Sunset (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1939 Should Husbands Work? (musical director)
      1939 She Married a Cop (musical director)
      1939 Wyoming Outlaw (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director - uncredited)
      1939 In Old Caliente (musical director)
      1939 Daredevils of the Red Circle (musical director - uncredited)
      1939 S.O.S. Tidal Wave (musical director)
      1939 The Zero Hour (musical director)
      1939 My Wife's Relatives (musical director)
      1939 Three Texas Steers (musical director - uncredited)
      1939 Street of Missing Men (musical director)
      1939 Forged Passport (musical director)
      1939 Frontier Pony Express (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1939 Mexicali Rose (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1939 Southward Ho (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1939 Rough Riders' Round-up (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1939 I Was a Convict (musical director)
      1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1939 Woman Doctor (musical director)
      1939 Pride of the Navy (musical director)
      1939 The Mysterious Miss X (musical director)
      1939 Fighting Thoroughbreds (musical director)
      1938 Shine On, Harvest Moon (musical director)
      1938 Flight from Justice (musical director)
      1938 Orphans of the Street (musical director)
      1938 Hawk of the Wilderness (composer: additional music - uncredited)
      1938 Santa Fe Stampede (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1938 Come On, Rangers (musical director)
      1938 Storm Over Bengal (musical director)
      1938 I Stand Accused (musical director)
      1938 Down in 'Arkansaw' (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1938 Prairie Moon (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1938 The Night Hawk (musical director)
      1938 Overland Stage Raiders (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1938 Billy the Kid Returns (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1938 Pals of the Saddle (musical director)
      1938 10th Ave Kid (musical director - uncredited)
      1938 It Happened in Paris (musical director - uncredited)
      1938 The Fighting Devil Dogs (composer: title music - uncredited)
      1938 The Lone Ranger (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1937 The Golden Trail (composer: additional music - uncredited)
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 8 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Cy Feuer (January 15, 1911 – May 17, 2006) was an American theatre producer, director, composer, musician, and half of the celebrated, legendary producing duo Feuer and Martin.

      He was the winner of three competitive Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre and a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award.

      He composed the scores for 203 movies

      Cy composed and was composer/musical director on 5 movies Duke starred in:-
      1942 In Old California (musical director)
      1941 Lady from Louisiana (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1941 A Man Betrayed (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
      1938 Overland Stage Raiders (composer: stock music - uncredited)
      1938 Pals of the Saddle (musical director)
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().



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