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Jule Styne

Jule Styne (composer, born December 31, 1905, London, England; died Sept. 20, 1994) With the score of such long-running Broadway classics as High Button Shoe, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Peter Pan, Gypsy, Bells Are Ringing, Funny Girl and the Tony-winning Hallelujah Baby! to his credit, composer Jule Styne ranks as one of a handful of undisputed architects of the American musical theater. From 1949 through 1974, nearly every new Broadway season saw the opening of a show with a Jule Styne score, many of them a result of his winning partnership with Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Some years boasted two or three Styne hits running simultaneously. Born Julius Kerwin Styne in London's East End, Styne's family immigrated to the U.