Meaning of ABBOTT, GEORGE FRANCIS in English
- ABBOTT, GEORGE FRANCIS
born June 25, 1887, Forestville, N.Y., U.S.
died Jan. 31, 1995, Miami Beach, Fla.
U.S. theatre director, producer, and playwright.
In 1913 he began acting on Broadway, and he soon turned to writing and directing plays, achieving his first of many hits with The Fall Guy (1925). He also wrote, directed, or produced many popular musicals, including The Boys from Syracuse (1938), Pal Joey (1940), Where's Charley (1948), Wonderful Town (1953), and Damn Yankees (1955). He was active in the theatre into the 1980s, directing a revival of On Your Toes at age 95.
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Краткая энциклопедия Британика. 2012