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|Also Known As:||Anthony George Newley||Died:||April 14, 1999|
|Born:||September 24, 1931||Cause of Death:||renal cell cancer|
|Birth Place:||London, England, GB||Profession:||actor, composer, director, singer, playwright, office boy at an insurance company|
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Summertree (1971) Director
CAST: (feature film)
Boris and Natasha (1992) Sal Manelli
Polly Comin' Home! (1990) Dabney Mayhew
Coins In The Fountain (1990) Alfred Bancroft
Garbage Pail Kids Movie, The (1987) Captain Manzini
Stagecoach (1986) Peacock
Outrage! (1986) Victor Coles
Blade in Hong Kong (1985) Tommy T
Mr. Quilp (1975) Daniel Quilp
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1975) Sweeny
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969) Heironymus Merkin
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Film acting debut in title role of "The Adventures of Dusty Bates"
Breakthrough screen role as the Artful Dodger in "Oliver Twist", directed by David Lean
First Americn film, "Above Us the Waves"
Breakthrough stage production, the musical "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off"; co-wrote book and score with Leslie Bricusse; also directed and starred; opened in London; transferred to Broadway in 1962
Had second stage success as songwriter and star of "The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd"
With Bricusse, wrote the theme to the James Bond film "Goldfinger"
Co-starred in the film musical "Doctor Dolittle"; song score written by Bricusse
Feature directorial debut, "Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?"; also produced and scripted; then-wife Joan Collins co-starred
Second feature as director, "Summertree"
Hosted own ABC variety special "The Anthony Newley Show"
With Bricusse, wrote songs for the children's musical "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", including "Candy Man"; received sole Academy Award nomination
Wrote and starred in the British stage production "The Good Old Bad Old Days"
Wrote the songs and starred in film musical "Mr. Quilp", based on the Charles Dickens' novel "The Old Curiosity Shop"
Had title role in ill-fated stage musical biography "Chaplin"; also co-wrote book
Co-starred in the ABC miniseries "Malibu"
Underwent treatment for renal cancer
Final feature, "The Garbage Pail Kids Movie"
Wrote, directed and starred in the stage musical "Once upon a Song" (produced at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Florida)
Was featured with former wife Joan Collins in "Collins Meets Coward" (A&E)
Appeared in the British TV series "Anna Lee"
Cast as Toddy in the tour of the stage musical "Victor/Victoria"; withdrew after becoming ill with recurrence of cancer
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Anne E Lynn. Actor. Married on August 30, 1956; divorced in 1963.
Joan Collins. Actor. Married on May 27, 1963; divorced in 1970; mother of his two older children.
Dareth Newley. Married c. 1972.
Gina Frantini. Was with Newley at his death.
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George Anthony Newley. Clerk.
Frances Grace Newley. Born c. 1902; survived him.
Tara Newley. Mother, Joan Collins.
Alexander Newley. Painter. Born c. 1965; mother, Joan Collins.
Shelby Newley. Mother, Dareth Newley.
Christopher Newley. Mother, Dareth Newley.
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