George Abbott

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George Abbott, who is 97 years old, has just directed a revival of his musical On Your Toes. He began his career as an actor, but before long he was also writing plays and staging them. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his remarkable career and some of his hit shows, including Call Me Madam, The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Falling In Love With Love by Ellen Hanley & Orchestra
Book: Encyclopaedia
Luxury: Writing paper

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40 minutes

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Fri 7 Sep 1984 09:05

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Role Contributor
PresenterRoy Plomley
Interviewed GuestGeorge Abbott

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