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Blitzstein, Marc

Born: 1905 AD
Died: 1964 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Composers, Dramatist, Lyricists

1905 – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the 2nd of March to Jewish parents.

1931 – He also composed music for film "Surf and Seaweed" by Ralph Steiner.

1937 – Wrote and composed operetta "The Cradle Will Rock", whose premiere was directed by Orson Welles.

         – The dramatic premiere of the pro-union The Cradle Will Rock was at the Venice Theater on the 16th of June.

         – Composed the music for the documentary "The Spanish Earth".

1951 – Subpoenaed to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

         – He admitted having been a member of the Communist Party.

1964 – Robbed and beaten in Fort-de-France, Martinique by three Portuguese sailors after a sexual encounter.

         – Died in automobile accident, on the 22nd of January.