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Leslie Bricusse
Birth name Leslie Bricusse
Born 29 January 1931 (1931-01-29) (age 78)
Origin United Kingdom
Occupations Composer, lyricist
Associated acts Anthony Newley

Leslie Bricusse (29 January 1931) is a British lyricist and composer.

Although best known for his partnership with Anthony Newley, Bricusse has worked with many other composers. Whilst at Cambridge University, he was Secretary of Footlights between 1952 and 1953 and Footlights President during the following year.[1] He is married to the actress Yvonne Romain.[2]

Sammy Davis, Jr. had hits with two of Bricusse's songs - "What Kind of Fool Am I?" (from Stop the World - I Want to Get Off) and the #1 hit "The Candy Man" (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory).[3] Other recording artists who have had popular success with his songs include Matt Monro and Frank Sinatra ("My Kind of Girl"), Shirley Bassey ("Goldfinger"), Nancy Sinatra ("You Only Live Twice"), Maureen McGovern ("Can You Read My Mind"), and Diana Krall ("When I Look in Your Eyes").[4] Bricusse also partnered with George Tipton to write the opening theme of the U.S. television series, It's A Living.

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Works

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Musicals

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Songs

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Awards

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Nominations

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References

  1. ^ Official sitelesliebricusse.com, retrieved December 18, 2009
  2. ^ Romain Biographyhammerglam.topcities.com, retrieved December 18, 2009
  3. ^ "Sammy Davis, Jr. information from The Billboard Book of Number One Hits, Billboard, 1988"superseventies.com, retrieved December 18, 2009
  4. ^ Biographykennedy-center.org, retrieved December 18, 2009
  5. ^ Stage productionssongwritershalloffame.org, retrieved December 18, 2009
  6. ^ a b Internet Broadway database listingibdb.com, retrieved December 18, 2009
  7. ^ Film Scoressongwritershalloffame.org, retrieved December 18, 2009
  8. ^ Stage listinglesliebricusse.com, retrieved December 18, 2009
  9. ^ BWW News Desk."Wildhorn and Bricusse's 'CYRANO' Debuts at Tokyo's Nissay Theatre, Osaka Run, Tour to Follow"uk.broadwayworld.com, May 18, 2009
  10. ^ Jones, Kenneth."A New "Candy Man": Tony Nominee Babatundé Will Be Sammy in New Musical"playbill.com, July 29, 2009
  11. ^ Song catalogsongwritershalloffame.org, retrieved December 18, 2009
  12. ^ a b c Awards and nominations listsongwritershalloffame.org, retrieved December 18, 2009
  13. ^ a b Internet Movie database listing, Awards and niminationsimdb.com, retrieved December 18, 2009

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Preceded by
Peter Firth
Footlights President
1953–1954
Succeeded by
Brian Marber

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