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|Birth:||6th September, 1899|
|Death:||10th February, 1966|
|Profession:||Businessman, Impresario, Lyricist|
Billy Rose was an American impresario, theatrical showman and lyricist. He is credited with many famous songs, notably "Me and My Shadow", "Without A Song", "It Happened in Monterey" and "It's Only a Paper Moon". While in high school, Billy studied shorthand under John Robert Gregg, the inventor of the Gregg System for shorthand notation. He won a dictation contest using Gregg notation, taking over 150 words per minute, and writing forward or backward with either hand. Billy Rose began his career as a stenographic clerk to Bernard Baruch of the War Industries Board during World War I, and became head of the clerical staff. Later he became a lyricist. He went on to become a Broadway producer, and a theatre/nightclub owner. In June 1934, he opened The Billy Rose Music Hall at 52nd and Broadway in New York with the first Benny Goodman Orchestra. He produced Jumbo, starring Jimmy Durante, at the New York Hippodrome Theatre.
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