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Russell Nype


b. 26 April 1924, Zion, Illinois, USA. After making his Broadway debut in Marc Blitzstein's opera Regina (1949), where his strong baritone voice made a good impression, Nype appeared in Great To Be Alive and Irving Berlin's Call Me Madam (both 1950). In the latter his songs included ‘It's A Lovely Day Today' and the duet, with star Ethel Merman, ‘Just In Love'. For this role he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor In A Musical. In the mid-50s he was on television with Janet ... Read more

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