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

George Forrest - Kean (Original Broadway Cast) album art Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Alfred Drake Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Alfred Drake - Kean (Original Broadway Cast)(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia Masterworks US 1961 Sell This Version
George Forrest - Kismet  album art Alexander Borodin, Robert Wright*, George Forrest Alexander Borodin, Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Kismet (LP, Album) Angel Records USA & Canada 1975 Sell This Version
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(2xLP, Album, Gat) TER Classics UK 1990 Sell This Version
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 US 1991 Sell This Version
George Forrest - Kismet album art Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Valérie Masterson, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Valérie Masterson, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards - Kismet(2xCD, Album) TER UK 1997 Sell This Version
George Forrest - Kismet album art Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Valérie Masterson, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Valérie Masterson, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards - Kismet(2xCD, Album) Jay Productions Ltd. UK 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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 US 1961 Sell This Version

Compilations

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 UK & Europe 2019 Sell This Version