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Old 05-20-2005, 03:12 PM   #5
The Rez
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He sure did, Elizabeth. In a Broadway revival during Sammy's heyday! Like the Gershwins knew that a little boy would grow up to almost literally "become" Sportin' Life.

Music from that role was part of his show as long as he was able to do shows.

In the early 70s, he was in the main room at Harrahs Tahoe. My buddy & I took work in a nameless lounge band. He & I were lucky enough to watch Sammy's show from the wings.

I had to sit down, rather than fall over, when he did a his bit of Sportin' Life.

That man was a marvel . . . a very kind marvel.

The Rez

A PS to my PS about Ira Gershwins wife. Lest I confuse anyone, Old Man River came from Showboat.

And now, a PS to my PS to my PS . . .

. . . I forgot
I came to Love the Music
Before I came to Be
[Psalm 139:13]
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