George Forrest

Real Name:
George Forrest Chichester, Jr.
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George "Chet" Forrest (born July 31, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, USA - died 10 October 1999 in Miami, Florida, USA) was an American composer and lyricist.

Forrest collaborated with his partner Robert Craig Wright for more than 70 years - frequently adapting classical composers’ music, to create some 2,000 songs featured in 16 stage musicals, 18 revues, and 58 movies, as well as a number of cabaret acts. Among their best-known musicals were "Song of Norway" (1944), the Tony Award-winning "Kismet" (1953), and "Grand Hotel" (1989).

Wright and Forrest's most known songs include "The Donkey Serenade" (from "The Firefly", with composer Herbert Stothart, based on a theme by Rudolf Friml), "Always and Always" (from "Mannequin") and "It's a Blue World" (from "Music in My Heart").
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Albums

S-37321 George Forrest - Kismet  album art Alexander Borodin, Robert Wright*, George Forrest Alexander Borodin, Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Kismet (LP, Album) Angel Records S-37321 USA & Canada 1975 Sell This Version
MK 44945, DIDC 070637 George Forrest - Magdalena album art Heitor Villa-Lobos, Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Judy Kaye, George Rose, Faith Esham, Kevin Gray (3), Jerry Hadley Heitor Villa-Lobos, Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Judy Kaye, George Rose, Faith Esham, Kevin Gray (3), Jerry Hadley - Magdalena(CD, Album) CBS, CBS MK 44945, DIDC 070637 US 1989 Sell This Version
TER2 1170 George Forrest - Kismet album art Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Valérie Masterson, Donald Maxwell, David Rendall, Richard Van Allan, Ambrosian Chorus*, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Valérie Masterson, Donald Maxwell, David Rendall, Richard Van Allan, Ambrosian Chorus*, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards - Kismet (Album) TER Classics TER2 1170 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SK 46438 George Forrest - Kismet: A Musical Arabian Night album art Robert Wright*, George Forrest Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Kismet: A Musical Arabian Night(CD, Album) Sony Broadway SK 46438 US 1991 Sell This Version
CDJAY2 1253 George Forrest - Song Of Norway - First Complete Recording album art Edvard Grieg, Robert Wright, George Forrest, Valérie Masterson, Donald Maxwell, Diana Montague, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jason Howard, Richard Van Allan, Diana Montague, David Rendall, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra Edvard Grieg, Robert Wright, George Forrest, Valérie Masterson, Donald Maxwell, Diana Montague, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jason Howard, Richard Van Allan, Diana Montague, David Rendall, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra - Song Of Norway - First Complete Recording(2xCD) Jay Records (4) CDJAY2 1253 UK & US 1991 Sell This Version
MUS C N51 George Forrest - Song Of Norway album art Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards - Song Of Norway(CD, Album, Hig) TER MUS C N51 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KOS 2120 George Forrest - Kean (Original Broadway Cast) album art Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Alfred Drake Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Alfred Drake - Kean (Original Broadway Cast) (Album) Columbia Masterworks KOS 2120 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none George Forrest - Demos From The Broadway Musical Kean album art Robert Wright* And George Forrest Robert Wright* And George Forrest - Demos From The Broadway Musical Kean(7", Promo) Not On Label none US 1961 Sell This Version

Compilations

Stage 9065 George Forrest - Kean album art Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Alfred Drake Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Alfred Drake - Kean(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM) Stage Door Records Stage 9065 UK & Europe 2019 Sell This Version