Rose, Billy

Rose, Billy (b. Samuel Wolf Rosenberg)

(1899–1966) entertainment entrepreneur, lyricist; born in New York City. He helped write popular songs in the 1920s but moved on to become a financer and producer of plays and musicals in the 1930s and 1940s. He owned nightclubs and theater-restaurants, and was famous for producing such spectacles as the "aquacades" for New York's World Fair (1939–40) and the San Francisco Golden Gate Exposition (1940). He occasionally was associated with serious efforts such as the production of Carmen Jones (1943); he commissioned Stravinsky's Scènes de Ballet (1944). A Broadway fixture, he wrote a syndicated newspaper column, appeared on radio in the 1940s and 1950s, and went through five highly publicized marriages.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Deepest sympathy to all the family - Rose, Billy and family.
On 27th April in Marie Curie Centre, Newcastle, Nancy, aged 81 years, beloved wife of the late Bill, dear mother of Bob, Rose, Billy and Jimmy, motherinlaw to Jane, Yvonne, Joan and Colin and a dear granny and nana.
Open: Autumn Rose, Billy Baron, Blue Rajah, Cam Dancer, Factory Bacardi, Fearless Betty 11, Herbies BJ, Highbrooks Cobra, Inez Gale, JJ Kedo, John Boy, Kerry Rhiw, Northern Lola, Northern Sky, Past Caring, Pharlap, Scoots Messenger, Skipper Baron, Symlog Princess, Teifi Butler, Wellfield Evan.
In Division Three Liam Rose, Billy Newman, Aaron Williams, Andy Davies, Philip Bryan and an own goal gave Victoria Lodge a comfortable 6-1 win over Rangers Breaks and left them one win away from the title as Armchair Alliance went down 3-0 to Shawcross and FC Vaults (Dave Pasko 2, Dave Conner 2, Chris Pitfield) won 5-2 at Wirral Spartans as FC Ridger Athletic beat Old Parkonians 1-0.
Love forever.) - Rose, Billy and Family xx BYRNE - ELIZABETH, November 5, 2011.