Albert Hague


Born: October 13, 1920; Berlin, Germany   Died: November 12, 2001; Marina Del Rey, CA  
Composer/actor Albert Hague is best known as the white-bearded Professor Shorofsky, the succinct music teacher in the 1980 MGM/United Artists movie Fame. He reprised the role on the same-named television series that aired on January 7, 1982, through August 4, 1983, on NBC-TV. Becoming a first-run syndication series, the show ran for four seasons from 1983 to 1987 and was a huge hit in Europe. His real-life experiences gave the role a special Read more authenticity. Hague attended the Royal Conservatory in Rome and the College of Music of the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a B.A. degree in music in 1942. Born October 13, 1920, in Berlin, Germany, at the age of 18, Hague escaped Nazi Germany and journeyed to America. Settling in Cincinnati, OH, he became a boogie-woogie pianist. After serving in World War II, he moved to New York City and began playing in Spanish orchestras. Later becoming a successful Broadway composer, Hague won a 1959 Tony Award for the score of the Broadway musical Redhead. His other credits include Plain and Fancy, which spawned the standard "Young and Foolish." New York casting director Howard Feuer called and asked Hague if he'd like to audition for a part in Fame, even though Hague had never acted before. He also co-wrote songs on the soundtrack of the CBS-TV special How the Grinch Stole Christmas and various soundtracks from the Fame TV series issued by RCA Records during the '80s. With his wife, Renée Orin, he recorded the 1997 CD Still Young and Foolish. Read less
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  • 1.
    Christmas on Stage & Screen / U.S. Air Force Band & Singing Sergeants
    Label: Klavier Records   Catalog: 77047 Release Date: 09/09/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Jerry Herman,  Jule Styne,  Ralph Blane  ... 
    Conductor:  Lowell Graham
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Air Force Band,  United States Air Force Singing Sergeants
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    Good Renditions
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 3301 Release Date: 05/27/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Cole Porter,  Jerome Kern,  Frank Loesser,  George Forrest  ... 
    Performer:  William C. Billingham,  William Powers
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    Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 378041 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Albert Hague
    Performer:  Bill Rydell,  Joshua Rosenblum,  Rusty Ross,  Paul Aguirre
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    Label: Denver Brass   Catalog: 5637981295 Release Date: 08/01/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Alfred Reed,  Dave Hanson,  Walter Kent  ... 
    Performer:  Alan Hood,  Kathy Brantigan,  F. Joseph Docksey
    Conductor:  Warren Deck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Denver Brass
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    Label: Eye-full Tower Records   Catalog: 5637862062 Release Date: 11/22/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lennie Neihaus,  Anonymous,  Traditional,  James Pierpont  ... 
    Performer:  Mary Zubert
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    Holiday Note From Home / United States Air Force Airmen Of Note
    Label: Altissimo   Catalog: 60592 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Katherine K. Davis,  Eddie Pola,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note
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    Plain and Fancy / Original Broadway Cast
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 64762 Release Date: 03/22/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Albert Hague
    Performer:  Stefan Schnabel,  Douglas Fletcher Rodgers,  Barbara Cook,  Shirl Conway  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Allers
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
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    Christmas At The Movies / Michael Chertock
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80485 Release Date: 09/29/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hugh Martin,  Howard Blake,  Johnny Marks,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Chertock
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