Put On A Happy Face - A Broadway Memoir
Legendary Hollywood and Broadway composer, Charles Strouse, has composed some of the most successful shows in Broadway history including Annie and Bye Bye Birdie; wrote the film score for Bonnie and Clyde and the unforgettable theme song for All in the Family; has been sampled by one of todays biggest rap stars - Jay-Z, in the Grammy-winning Hard Knock Life; and his songs have been sung by musical greats from Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles to Barbra Streisand. Put on a Happy Face relates the behind-the-curtain stories of his remarkable achievements and tells fascinating tales about the people hes worked with along the way, including Butterfly McQueen, Sammy Davis Jr., Lauren Bacall, Mel Brooks, Warren Beatty and Carol Burnett. Timed to coincide with public celebrations of Strouses 80th birthday, this autobiography sparkles with wit and grants an insiders glimpse of Broadway, Hollywood and beyond.
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