Robert Preston
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Robert Preston
Robert Preston was an American stage and film actor.
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Players put spotlight on 'Music Man' - Hometownlife.com
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First brought to the stage in 1957 and later made into a 1962 movie starring Robert Preston as well as a made-for-TV remake in 2003 featuring Matthew Broderick and Kristen Chenoweth, it now appears courtesy of the Spotlight Players at the
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GCSEs: How did your school do? - Bucks Free Press
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Robert Preston, head of the Misbourne School in Great Missenden, had special reason to be pleased after an Ofsted report put it in special measures earlier this year. This year 61 per cent of pupils got A*-C including English and maths,
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Surflight Theatre Presents I DO! I DO!, Opens 8/24 - Broadway World
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Written as a star vehicle for theater legends Mary Martin and Robert Preston, the original Broadway production of I Do! I Do! received seven Tony Award nominations, with Preston winning Best Actor. Since then, such luminaries as Carol Lawrence and
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Former Belmont Abbey College president dies - Gaston Gazette
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Former Belmont Abbey College President Robert Preston died at noon on Saturday in High Point of pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Helen, of 53 years. She said Preston, 80, found out he had terminal pancreatic cancer on July 26 after a visit to the
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'I Do! I Do!' Opens Moore OnStage Season - Southern Pines Pilot
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This show ran on Broadway for almost 560 performances back in 1966, starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston. Moore OnStage's version stars Cassandra Vallery and Greg King, seen most recently in Cape Fear's production of “I Love You, You're Perfect,
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Former Belmont Abbey College president battling health concerns - Gaston Gazette
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Robert Preston brought a light of brightness back to Belmont Abbey College when he took over as president. Preston came into the college and created calmness out of the chaos left behind by the former president. “He was both a really good president for
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Tonight: 'Starfighter,' Baseball, School Board - Patch.com
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This week's movie around 8:30 pm is 1984's The Last Starfighter, a huge step up from last week's Innerspace, largely because of the impeccable Robert Preston in his last theatrical release. 3. Columbus American's 8-5 win over Masters City on Wednesday
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Man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing in Indialantic - Florida Today
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Robert Preston Brannon was charged with burglary of a structure and second-degree felony murder in the early-morning slaying July 11 at 2105 N. Shannon Ave. A 21-year-old Melbourne man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a fatal stabbing earlier
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Stage review: 'I Do, I Do' adds up to delightful evening - Pasadena Star-News
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The other is "I Do, I Do," originally a two-person vehicle for Robert Preston and Mary Martin, who brought it west to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion back when both the musical and the theater were new. Based on the play "The Four Poster," the musical
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DVD Review: The Music Man (1962) - San Diego Reader (blog)
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Traveling salesman / swindler, “Professor” Harold Hill (Robert Preston), not to be confused with Goodfella Henry Hill, decides to target the good folks of the “Hawkeye State" as victims of his current scam. Disguised as a boy-band instructor, Hill,
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Former county athletes making moves in college - Clay Today
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Coach Robert Preston at SGC was particularly pleased with Lundin signing with Point University as Brandon became the first SGC runner to sign with a four-year school. “Brandon impressed me from the first day I met him. He is a mature, responsible young
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Harbor Lights Theater Company puts 'spectacular' production of 'The Music Man ... - SILive.com (blog)
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Ms. Mariano (Mrs. Paroo) made her Broadway debut as a child in the original production, which starred Robert Preston and Barbara Cook; she continued on Broadway as a teen and adult in hits such as “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Sail Away” and “I Had a Ball,”
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TV: What to watch - Omaha World-Herald
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Robert Preston stars in this classic musical as a traveling con man who rolls into a small Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band. Besides that, a pool hall has come to town. And that spells trouble, right there in that river city
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Preston
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1987
    Age 68
    Preston died of lung cancer on March 21, 1987, at the age of 68.
    More Details Hide Details He was survived by his wife, Catherine, and father, Frank.
  • 1985
    Age 66
    He also starred in the HBO 1985 movie Finnegan, Begin Again with Mary Tyler Moore.
    More Details Hide Details His final role was in the television film Outrage! (1986). He was an intensely private person. There are no official biographies of Preston but he gave several interviews late in his career, and interviews and articles at Tumblr refer both to his career and to his personal life.
  • 1981
    Age 62
    His other film roles include Ace Bonner in Sam Peckinpah's Junior Bonner (1972), "Big Ed" Bookman in Semi-Tough (1977), and Dr. Irving Finegarten in Blake Edwards 1981 Hollywood satire, S.O.B..
    More Details Hide Details His last theatrical film role was in The Last Starfighter (1984), as an interstellar con man/military recruiter called "Centauri". He said that he based his approach to the character of Centauri on that which he had taken to Professor Harold Hill. Indeed, the role of Centauri was written for him with his performance as Harold Hill in mind.
  • 1979
    Age 60
    In 1979 and 1980, Preston portrayed determined family patriarch Hadley Chisholm in the CBS western miniseries, The Chisholms.
    More Details Hide Details Rosemary Harris played his wife, Minerva. Preston's character died in the ninth of the 13 episodes which also included co-stars Ben Murphy, Brian Kerwin, Brett Cullen, and James Van Patten. The story chronicled how the Chisholm family lost their land in Virginia by fraud and migrated to California to begin a new life. Although he was not known for his singing voice, Preston appeared in several other stage and film musicals, notably Mame (1974) and Victor Victoria (1982), for which he received an Academy Award nomination.
  • FORTIES
  • 1962
    Age 43
    Also in 1962, he played an important supporting role opposite Debbie Reynolds, as wagon master Roger Morgan, in the epic film How the West Was Won.
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  • 1961
    Age 42
    In 1961, Preston was asked to make a recording as part of a program by the President's Council on Physical Fitness to get schoolchildren to do more daily exercise.
    More Details Hide Details The song, Chicken Fat, written and composed by Meredith Willson, performed by Preston with full orchestral accompaniment, was distributed to schools across the nation and played for students in calisthenics every morning. The song later became a surprise novelty hit and part of many baby-boomers' childhood memories.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 39
    Preston appeared on the cover of Time magazine on July 21, 1958.
    More Details Hide Details In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris, and originated the role of Henry II in the stage production of The Lion in Winter, which Peter O'Toole portrayed in the film version and received an Academy Award nomination. In 1974, he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside. In the film, which was not a box-office success, Preston sang "Loving You", which was written and composed by Herman especially for Preston in the film.
  • 1957
    Age 38
    He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production in 1957.
    More Details Hide Details When Willson adapted his story for the screen, he insisted on Preston's participation over the objections of Jack L. Warner, who had wanted Frank Sinatra for the role.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1918
    Born
    Born on June 8, 1918.
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