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Patrooney
Pat Rooney
Biographical Information
Born July 4th, 1880
New York City, New York, United States
Died September 9th, 1962
New York City, New York, United States
Productions In Atlantic City as Butts (original Broadway cast)
The Rogers Brothers in Washington as Johnny Lift (original Broadway cast)
The Rogers Brothers in Havard as T. Stanislaus McGurk (original Broadway cast)
George W. Lederer's Mid-Summer Fancies as Beau Beau (original Broadway cast)
Love Birds as Pat (original Broadway cast)
Take a Bow
Guys and Dolls as Arvide Abernathy (original Broadway cast)
Recordings Guys and Dolls (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Tenor

Pat Rooney was an American actor.

BiographyEdit

Born Patrick Rooney Jr. (becoming Pat Rooney Sr. after the passing of his father), he began as a vaudeville performer before later moving into revues and eventually making his silent film debut in Broncho Billy's Mexican Wife.

Rooney also worked as a dancer on occasion, wrote a number of songs and choreographed several numbers for musicals including George W. Lederer's Mid-Summer Night Fancies.

Rooney passed away 1962.

SingingEdit

Rooney made his stage debut as Butts in In Atlantic City and would go on to appear in a number of vaudeville shows and revues. In 1921 he originated the role of Pat in Love Birds.

Rooney's best known role came in 1955 when he originated the part of Arvide Abernathy in Guys and Dolls.

StageEdit

In Atlantic City (1898)(originated the role)Edit

  • Ann Eliza

The Rogers Brothers in Washington (1901)(originated the role)Edit

  • The Game of Love (duet)
  • The Electric Lights Cadets

The Rogers Brothers in Harvard (1902)(originated the role)Edit

  • Pretty Peggy (duet)

George W. Lederer's Mid-Summer Fancies (1903)(originated the role)Edit

  • Watch Me Tonight in the Torchlight Parade

Love Birds (1921)(originated the role)Edit

  • Can Macy Do Without Me? (contains solo lines)
  • Girl Like Grandma (contains solo lines)
  • Rooneyisms/Molly O'Malley and Me (solo)
  • I Love to Go Swimmin' with Wimmiin' (contains solo lines)

Take a Bow (1944)Edit

Guys and Dolls (1955)(originated the role)Edit

  • Follow the Fold
  • More I Cannot Wish You (solo)
  • Guys and Dolls (reprise)

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