Harve Presnell


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Birth Name: Harve Presnell
Born: 09/14/1933
Birth Place: Modesto, California, USA
Death Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Died: 06/30/2009

An operatic singer in the mold of Howard Keel, Presnell was performing throughout the country when composer Meredith Willson wrote the role of Johnny 'Leadville' Brown in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" just for him. After earning kudos for his stage performance and his screen recreation, he seemed poised for a successful career. In 1965, he was cast alongside Liberace and the British rock group Herman's Hermits in "When the Boys Meet the Girls", a loose remake of the Gershwin musical "Girl Crazy" that was more showcase than movie; it died at the box office. But it was nothing compared with the misguided "Paint Your Wagon" (1969), which was a box office disaster. Presnell received good notices ... Continue Bio >>


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