D.O.B.: September 16, 1893 (Pittsburgh, PA)
D.O.D.: June 17, 1948 (PA)
Cause of Death: Plane Crash
Location: Forest Lawn Glendale; Garden of Memory
American showman, theatrical producer, and director, best known for his Earl Carroll's Vanities (1922-48), which were popular revues of songs, dances, and flamboyantly costumed ladies.
Famous for his slogan, "Through These Portals Pass the Most Beautiful Girls in the World."
In New York City he became successful as a songwriter (1912-17) and then as a producer and opened his first Earl Carroll Theatre in 1922; there and at a second Earl Carroll Theatre built in 1931 he produced 15 Vanities and two Sketch Book Reviews in the coming years.
In 1938 he built his restaurant (including a theatre) in Hollywood and put on 12 more Vanities.
Over the years he also produced or directed more than 60 Broadway and other plays and a few motion pictures.
He died in the crash of a commercial airliner.
"A Night At Earl Carroll's" (1940)
"Love Is News" (1937)
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