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Hello, Dolly! (16-Dec-1969)

Director: Gene Kelly

Writer: Ernest Lehman

From a play: The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder

Music Scored and Conducted by: Lennie Hayton; Lionel Newman

Producer: Ernest Lehman

Keywords: Musical, Romantic Comedy, Matchmaker

Young widow Dolly Levi, acting as matchmaker, travels upstate to Yonkers to find a wife for grain merchant Horace Vandergelder, the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire." While she arranges Vandergelder's lady prospects, it is actually herself that she intends for this role. Streisand is miscast, and during filming constantly feuded with Matthau. Won Oscars for Best Adapted Score, Best Set Decoration, and Best Sound; received additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Editing.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
4-Aug-1901 6-Jul-1971 Jazz trumpeter
Michael Crawford
19-Jan-1942   The original Phantom
Fritz Feld
15-Oct-1900 18-Nov-1993 Bringing Up Baby
Danny Lockin
13-Jul-1943 21-Aug-1977 Stage actor, murdered in 1977
Walter Matthau
1-Oct-1920 1-Jul-2000 Messy half of the Odd Couple
J. Pat O'Malley
15-Mar-1904 27-Feb-1985 Harry Burns on My Favorite Martian
E. J. Peaker
22-Feb-1944   Hello, Dolly!
Barbra Streisand
24-Apr-1942   You Don't Bring Me Flowers
Tommy Tune
28-Feb-1939   6'6" Broadway dancer


Barbra Streisand   ...   Dolly Levi
Walter Matthau   ...   Horace Vandergelder
Michael Crawford   ...   Cornelius Hackl
Marianne McAndrew   ...   Irene Molloy
Danny Lockin   ...   Barnaby Tucker
E. J. Peaker   ...   Minnie Fay
Joyce Ames   ...   Ermengarde
Tommy Tune   ...   Ambrose Kemper
Judy Knaiz   ...   Gussie Granger
David Hurst   ...   Rudolph Reisenweber
Fritz Feld   ...   Rudolph's Assistant
Richard Collier   ...   Vandergelder's Barber
J. Pat O'Malley   ...   Policeman in Park
Louis Armstrong   ...   Orchestra Leader


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