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John Kander and Fred Ebb’s first collaborations were recorded by a young Barbra Streisand — ”My Coloring Book” and “I Don’t Care Much.”

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Biography of Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb (April 8, 1933 - September 11, 2004) was a lyricist for a series of musical theatre successes as part of the songwriting team of Kander and Ebb.

Ebb graduated from New York University and Columbia University. In 1962 he teamed with John Kander to write Flora the Red Menace, produced by Hal Prince, directed by George Abbott, and with book by George Abbott and Robert Russell, in which Liza Minnelli made her Broadway debut. Kander and Ebb wrote material for Minnelli and Chita Rivera, and produced material for their appearances live and on television. Their musicals Cabaret and Chicago have been made into films.

Ebb died after having a heart attack at his home in New York City.

Kander and Ebb Musicals

• Flora the Red Menace (1965)
• Cabaret (1966)
• The Happy Time (1968)
• Zorba (1968)
• 70 Girls 70 (1971)
• Chicago (1972)
• The Act (1978)
• Woman of the Year (1981)
• The Rink (1984)
• And The World Goes 'Round (1991)
• Kiss of the Spider Woman (1992)
• Steel Pier (1997)
• Fosse (1999)
• The Skin Of Our Teeth (1999)
• The Visit (2001)
• The World Goes Round

Kander and Ebb Films

• Cabaret (1972)
• Chicago (2002)

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Shows by Fred Ebb

World Goes 'Round, The
Scottsboro Boys