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Also Known As: Arthur Grossman Died: April 12, 1973
Born: September 9, 1894 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Charleston, South Carolina, USA Profession: producer, lyricist, singer, song plugger, vaudevillian, associate producer

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Popular songwriter--notably in collaboration with Nacio Herb Brown--who joined MGM with the advent of sound and produced virtually every great Hollywood musical of the 1940s and 50s. Freed gathered around him such luminaries as Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Syd Charisse, Fred Astaire and Judy Garland, and produced classic films including the all-black "Cabin in the Sky" (1943), "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944), "On The Town" (1949), "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) and "Silk Stockings" (1957).

Popular songwriter--notably in collaboration with Nacio Herb Brown--who joined MGM with the advent of sound and produced virtually every great Hollywood musical of the 1940s and 50s. Freed gathered around him such luminaries as Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Syd Charisse, Fred Astaire and Judy Garland, and produced classic films including the all-black "Cabin in the Sky" (1943), "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944), "On The Town" (1949), "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) and "Silk Stockings" (1957).

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 The Clock (1945) Man lighting Joe Allen's cigarette
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1923:
Hit song writer "I Cried For You"
1929:
Film lyricist MGM
1939:
Associate producer "The Wizard of Oz"
1963:
President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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Notes

Decorated the Chevalier of French Legion d'Honneur.

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companion:
Lucille Bremer. Actor. Involved in the early 1940s.

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brother:
Ralph Freed. Songwriter. Born 1907.

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