George Forrest

George Forrest

Real Name:
George Forrest Chichester, Jr.
Profile:
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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George Forrest Discography Tracks

Albums

KOS2120 Alfred Drake, Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest Alfred Drake, Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest - Kean(LP, Gat) Columbia KOS2120 US 1961 Sell This Version
S-37321 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
No Catelog Number Alexander Borodin, George Forrest, Robert Wright, Eartha Kitt, Johnny Mathis, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Della Reese, Isaac Hayes Alexander Borodin, George Forrest, Robert Wright, Eartha Kitt, Johnny Mathis, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Della Reese, Isaac Hayes - Timbuktu!(LP) Not On Label No Catelog Number US 1978 Sell This Version
TER2 1170 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(2xLP) That's Entertainment Records TER2 1170 UK 1990 Sell This Version
09026-61327-2 Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Maury Yeston Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Maury Yeston - Grand Hotel, The Musical - The Broadway Cast Recording(CD, Album) BMG Music 09026-61327-2 US 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none 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