George Forrest

George Forrest (born George Forrest Chichester Jr., July 31, 1915 – October 10, 1999) was an American writer of music and lyrics for musical theatre best known for the show Kismet, adapted from the works of Alexander Borodin. He was also known professionally at times as Chet Forrest.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 31, 1915 (Brooklyn), Died October 10, 1999 (Miami)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Notes: Sometimes cited as Chet Forrest on Victor and Bluebird disc labels.

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Recordings (Results 26-27 of 27 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0EA5855 10-in. 1937 The donkey serenade Ben Frankel Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Gramophone 0EA7643 10-in. 5/2/1939 Sweethearts Webster Booth Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 26-27 of 27 records)


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