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Elly Stone

Singer + Actress + Understudy
Female
Born May 30, 1927

Elly Stone is an American singer and actress best known for her interpretations of the music of Jacques Brel. Stone began her career in the 1950s, singing in a variety of off-beat venues ranging from a carnival to a burlesque show. In 1962, she was Barbra Streisand’s understudy for the Broadway musical I Can Get It for You Wholesale.… Read More

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  • Eric Blau, 87, A Creator Of 'jacques Brel'
    NYTimes - Feb 24, 2009
  • Theater; Famous Plays, Famous Players, Forgotten Films
    NYTimes - Apr 13, 2003
  • Neighborhood Report: New York Up Close; A New Battleground For An Old War: The Internet
    NYTimes - Nov 04, 2001
  • At Tilles, It's Come To The Cabaret
    NYTimes - Mar 21, 1993

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1927 Birth Born in 1927.

THIRTIES

1962 35 Years Old In 1962, she was Barbra Streisand’s understudy for the Broadway musical I Can Get It for You Wholesale.

FORTIES

1968 41 Years Old In 1968, she achieved recognition as one of the stars of the Off-Broadway revue Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, which was co-written by her husband, Eric Blau.
1970 43 Years Old Stone stayed with the Off-Broadway production for two years, and appeared with Brel in 1970 French television special.
1972 45 Years Old She later starred in the 1972 Broadway incarnation of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and in the 1975 motion picture version, produced by the American Film Theatre.

FIFTIES

1980 53 Years Old Although she appeared in other theatrical productions and enjoyed success as a cabaret and concert headliner, including a 1980 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York celebrating her 25th anniversary in the entertainment industry, Stone’s identification with Brel remained strong.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2006 79 Years Old In 2006, she provided an Off-Broadway revival of revue Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris with previously unseen English-language translations by Eric Blau of Brel’s music.
2008 81 Years Old “Jacques Brel's music is effective because it deals with the most basic of human passions,” said Stone in a 2008 interview with the Marin Independent-Journal. “It's all about the human condition. … Read More
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