Rex Smith
American actor-singer
Rex Smith
Rex Smith is an American actor and singer. Smith debuted in the Broadway play Grease in 1978. He is noted for his role as Jesse Mach in the 1985 television series Street Hawk, as well as being a singer and stage actor. During the late 1970s, Smith was popular as a teen idol. Because of his good looks, he was featured regularly in 16 Magazine and Tiger Beat. He also had a gold Top 10 single, "You Take My Breath Away," in 1979.
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A Most Ingenious Paradox
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Many opera companies have experimented with updating works from the standard repertoire in order to make them more relevant to contemporary audiences. Why? Doing so has financial as well as artistic rewards (because the scores to many operas are now in the public domain, an impresario may not need to pay royalties in order to be granted production rights). In 1866, Gaetano Donizetti's 1832 opera, The Elixir of Love, became the subject of a musical parody written by none other than William S. Gilbert, entitled Dulcamara, or the Little Duck and the Great Quack. In the 1980s, James De Blasis used a new translation of Felice Romani's libretto for an updated version of Elixir of Love that was set in the Wild West and has occasionally been referred to as "Adina Get Your Gun." In 2012, tenor Rolando Villazòn sang the role of Nemorino and directed a new "Wild West" production of Donizetti's opera at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. The San Francisco Opera recently scored ...
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Will Senate deal make it through the House?
Fox News - over 3 years
Rep. Nunes, Rep. Smith weigh in
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Insight into how sequestration will impact defense spending
Fox News - almost 4 years
Rep. McKeon, Rep. Smith weigh in
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Lawmakers pass 9 billion dollar bill for Sandy relief
Fox News - about 4 years
Rep. Rangel, Rep. Smith weigh in
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Rep. Smith explains vote against 'fiscal cliff' deal
Fox News - about 4 years
One of 16 Dems who vote against bill
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SCANDAL SILENCE: Election Day Disclosure of Petraeus Affair Questioned
Fox News - over 4 years
Scandalized Ex-CIA Director Petraeus to Testify on Libya Letter from Rep. Smith to Holder Fla. Socialite Jill Kelley Requested 'Diplomatic Protection' in 911 Call General's Emails Likened to 'Phone Sex' Timeline of Petraeus Affair Scandal
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Rep. Smith: We will come back
Fox News - over 4 years
N.J. congressman on recovery effort
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Are Lyme Disease Sufferers Finally Being Heard? Congressional Staffer Calls on Govt. Agencies to Take an “Open and Fresh” Look at the Disease
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Friday's congressional hearing chaired by Rep. Smith gives hope that after years of frustration on the part of Lyme disease groups to get doctors, scientists and federal officials to acknowledge that chronic Lyme does exist, their voices are being heard. Source - Lyme Research Alliance, Inc.Stamford, CT (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 After years of frustration on the part of Lyme disease groups to get doctors, scientists and federal officials to acknowledge that chronic Lyme does exist, there are encouraging signs that their voices are being heard. ...
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Rep. Smith tells Obama he wants to interview administration officials about intelligence leaks
Fox News - over 4 years
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Heartthrob helps lacy launch of Calgary lingerie store [Video]
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Rex Smith is hoping to make it a lingerie store grand opening to take your breath away.
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Editorial: Rep. Smith also missing in action
Asbury Park Press - almost 5 years
... Speaking of those who are AWOL from the ongoing Lakewood school crisis. Rep.
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Time for US to take a stand on human rights abuses in China?
Fox News - almost 5 years
Rep. Smith on fight for Chen Guangcheng
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George Heymont: The Pirates of Penzance Sung in the Key of Aaaargh!
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
When Richard D'Oyly Carte asked William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan to write a short comic opera in 1875, he had no idea they would be making history. Following the success of Trial By Jury, The Sorcerer, and H.M.S. Pinafore, the three men formed a producing partnership known as the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Flush with success, D'Oyly Carte then built the Savoy Theatre which, when it opened on October 10, 1881, was the first public building in the world to be entirely lit by electricity. In 1889, he built the Savoy Hotel right next to his theatre. The Savoy Theatre, built in 1881 by Richard D'Oyly Carte Richard's son, Rupert, not only managed the theatre company, he rebuilt and modernized the Savoy Theatre in 1929 (just prior to the Great Depression). Rupert's daughter, Bridget (who died in 1985), was the last member of the Carte family to remain active in the management of the legendary opera company. By 1961 all of the copyrights on Gilbert & Sulliva ...
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Buckhead Schools Feature National Scholarship Winners
Buckhead Patch - almost 5 years
Several students attending Buckhead schools are among 2,500 students who have won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships. The winners were chosen from more than 15,000 finalists. The National Merit Scholarship Corp. finances the scholarships. The winners are selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. The students may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university. Buckhead winners are: The Westminster Schools John Morgan Barker Nicole P. Dayhoff Jason S. Friedman Layla F. Khuri Caroline E. Long Deborah J. Shim Robert Rex Smith Margot K. Taylor Blake Marie Hauser The Lovett School Danielle L. Currin Bryan C. Sanderson Holy Spirit Preparatory School Todd E. Jones Pace Academy Michael Christianson 
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Before They Were Blockbusters
Lez Get Real - almost 5 years
X-Men Both DC Comics and Marvel would have you think that big-budget, blockbuster films like Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern and The Avengers are their only attempts to bring popular comic book characters into the live-action arena. They would like everyone to forget the sometimes absurd, ridiculous and often ugly reality: that there were numerous early – and failed – attempts to bring super heroes to both the big and small screens. You can read about these early superhero attempts and the actors who portrayed them on-screen. Some you may be familiar with, but we’ll bet you’ve never heard of many of them. {NOTE: This list doesn’t cover every instance of every superhero who has ever appeared on TV or in a direct-to-video movie – that would be far too exhaustive. Instead, we’ve covered only those superheroes who have a movie already released, in development or will have one in development soon.} Superman  ’Superman’: First Theatrical Release – 1978 1948 ...
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Hall Dominates Berlin Boys Tennis
Berlin Patch - almost 5 years
  The Berlin Redcoats boys team dropped its second straight match to a West Hartford power, 7-0 to Hall. Number one singles player, Dan Rombola, was diagnosed with strained ligaments in his hand as the result of the injury during his match with Conard Wednesday, which,  required him to sit out a few days. So the Berlin team all slid up a spot and against CCC power Hall had a tough day. Berlin won just 11 games of the 90 games played. "All the players played hard and all improved as a result of the competition," Berlin coach Rex Smith said. "We is on the road twice next week, against Brookfield on Tuesday and Tolland on Thursday."
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rex Smith
  • 2016
    Age 60
    During September 10, 2016, he sang some of his songs in Robinsons Galleria, a mall in Cebu City.
    More Details Hide Details In the early 1970s, Smith was the lead singer for a band from Athens, Georgia named Phaedra. Smith next sang vocals in a pop rock band called Rex.
  • 2010
    Age 54
    More recently, Smith appeared as the Captain in The Sound of Music at the Ogunquit Playhouse, in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Smith has been married twice: Smith also has a son by Karen Lakey, a record-company representative with whom he had a weekend affair. The son, Brandon, was born in 1980. Father and son met for the first time in 1997, during Smith's appearance in the musical "Sunset Boulevard" when he was signing autographs. Smith is the brother of Michael Lee Smith, the singer of rock band Starz.
  • 2005
    Age 49
    In 2005, Smith again starred in The Pirates of Penzance, this time playing the role of the Pirate King.
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  • 2001
    Age 45
    Smith also starred as Fred Graham/Petruchio in the 2001–02 national tour of Kiss Me, Kate.
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  • 1995
    Age 39
    Smith has appeared in other Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including The Scarlet Pimpernel, Grand Hotel, The Human Comedy, and Annie Get Your Gun. He played Joe Gillis opposite Diahann Carroll as Norma Desmond in the 1995 Canadian production of Sunset Boulevard.
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  • 1990
    Age 34
    From 1990 through 1992, Smith was a contract player on the CBS daytime drama, As the World Turns, in the role of Darryl Crawford.
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  • 1989
    Age 33
    In 1989, Smith played Daredevil a.k.a.
    More Details Hide Details Matt Murdock in the television movie, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk. This was as a backdoor pilot for an ongoing Daredevil television series.
  • 1985
    Age 29
    Smith is best known for his role as motorcycle police officer Jesse Mach in the short-running 1985 television series Street Hawk, but he has also made guest appearances on a variety of television shows, such as The Love Boat, Baywatch, Caroline in the City and JAG.
    More Details Hide Details Smith has been a celebrity spokesperson for a number of corporate entities.
  • 1982
    Age 26
    Also in 1982, Smith replaced Andy Gibb as a host on the music variety show, Solid Gold.
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    Smith performed live at the 1982 Miss Universe pageant main event night, held in Lima, Perú.
    More Details Hide Details His latest album was released in 2000 and entitled Simply Rex. It was re-released in 2006 and re-titled You Take My Breath Away.
  • 1981
    Age 25
    In 1981, Smith hit the top 40 again with a remake of "Everlasting Love", in a duet with singer Rachel Sweet.
    More Details Hide Details Peaking at No. 32, the song is Smith's last charting hit to date. The song also became Smith's only hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 35.
  • 1979
    Age 23
    In 1979, he had a hit single from the television movie Sooner or Later, entitled "You Take My Breath Away", which reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
    More Details Hide Details It is on the platinum-selling album Sooner or Later, which is also named for the movie. The music for this song was written by Stephen J. Lawrence and the lyrics were written by Bruce Hart. For many years, it was a staple on the play lists of FM radio stations with a soft rock or "lite" format.
    He also had a gold Top 10 single, "You Take My Breath Away" in 1979.
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  • 1978
    Age 22
    In 1978, he made his Broadway debut in the musical Grease in the lead role of Danny Zuko.
    More Details Hide Details Smith also starred as Frederic in the New York Shakespeare Festival's Central Park production of The Pirates of Penzance. In 1981, Smith won the Theatre World Award for his role in Pirates. Smith reprised the role of Frederic in the 1983 film adaptation, along with fellow Broadway cast members Kevin Kline as the Pirate King and Linda Ronstadt as Mabel.
    Smith made his acting debut in the Broadway play Grease in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details He is noted for his role as Jesse Mach in the 1985 television series Street Hawk, as well as being a singer and stage actor. During the late 1970s, Smith was popular as a teen idol. Because of his good looks, he was featured regularly in 16 Magazine and Tiger Beat.
  • 1955
    Born on September 19, 1955.
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