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It might be hard to imagine for ‘Lucy’ buffs, even though she herself said this in interviews: Lucille Ball was not ‘naturally funny.’
Lucille Ball, New York Sunday News, April 1944. Via Wikimedia Commons
Mr. Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for the Wall Street Journal, The New York Sun, the New York Stage Review, Vanity Fair, Playboy magazine, and other publications. The host of the radio show ‘Sing! Sing! Sing!’ on San Diego KSDS on Saturday mornings, he also is the author of 10 books including the award-winning ‘A Biographical Guide To The Great Jazz And Pop Singers,’ ‘Sinatra: The Song Is You,’ ‘Stardust Melodies,’ ‘Tony Bennett: The Good Life,’ ‘Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies,’ and ‘Jazz Singing.’ He has written more than 600 liner notes for compact discs, received 11 Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and in documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music. Current books: ‘The Great Jazz And Pop Vocal Albums’ (Pantheon Books / Random House, November 2017), ‘Sinatra: The Song Is You! - New Revised Edition’ (Chicago Review Press, May 2018), and ‘Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole’ (Oxford University Press, July 2020). He studied elocution with Prof. Henry Higgins and musicology with Prof. Harold Hill.
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