Tony-Winner Fred Ebb Passes Away at 72
Fred Ebb, born on April 8, 1933 passed away on September 11, 2004 at the age of 72 from a heart attack. Funeral services are expected to be held on Tuesday.
Ebb was of course the lyricist half of the multiple Tony-award winning pair with songwriter John Kander responsible for many of Broadway and film's greatest musical hits. The pair was nominated together for a total of twelve Tony awards, racking up four wins for Cabaret, Woman of the Year, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Shows the pair wrote include: Flora the Red Menace (1965), Cabaret (1966), The Happy Time (1968), Zorba (1968), 70 Girls 70 (1971), Chicago (1972), The Act (1978), Woman of the Year (1981), The Rink (1984), And The World Goes 'Round (1991), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1992), Steel Pier (1997), Fosse (1999), The Skin Of Our Teeth (1999), The Visit (2001).
In addition to stagework, Ebb's film credits include: Cabaret; Lucky Lady; New York, New York; Funny Lady; Kramer vs. Kramer; A Matter of Time; Places in the Heart; French Postcards; Stepping Out. On TV, the pair was responsible for: "Liza With a Z" (Liza Mninelli), "Goldie and Liza Together" (with Goldie Hawn), "Ol' Blue Eyes is Back," "Baryshnikov on Broadway," "An Early Frost," "Liza in London."
Jim Caruso's Cast Party Radio Edition will air a very special tribute to Fred Ebb later this week on BroadwayWorld.com Radio.