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EntertainmentAnnie creator Martin Charnin dies at 84

04:20  09 july  2019
04:20  09 july  2019 Source:   celebrity.nine.com.au

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Martin Charnin photographed in 1978. Martin Charnin , the Tony-winning lyricist, writer and librettist best known for creating and directing the sensational Broadway musical Annie , has died . He was 84 . Charnin died after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday, his daughter, Sasha, wrote on Facebook.

Martin Charnin , who created and directed the first production of the iconic Broadway musical Annie , has died . He was 84 . Charnin ’s daughter Sasha confirmed the news in a Facebook post on Sunday, writing that he passed after suffering a minor heart attack on July 3.

Annie creator Martin Charnin dies at 84© Getty Martin Charnin Martin Charnin, a Tony-winning lyricist and writer best known for creating and directing the Broadway musical Annie, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He was 84.

His daughter confirmed the news, writing on Facebook, "Our father passed away. Martin Charnin lived a very full life. He was watching Family Feud at the end, laughing with Shelly in bed at the hospital. Which way do we go Daddy? Damn. But like he said and as corny as this sounds...the sun'll will come out tomorrow."

Though he is best known for his work behind the scenes, Charnin got his start on stage as Big Deal in the original 1957 Broadway production of West Side Story. He also went on to appear alongside Dick Van Dyke in the 1959 revue The Girls Against the Boys.

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Martin Charnin , the Emmy, Tony and Peabody award-winner best known as the creator , lyricist and director of the musical “ Annie ,” has died . He was 84 . Charnin died Wednesday after suffering his third heart attack, his daughter Sasha announced on Facebook.

Martin Charnin has sadly died at the age of 84 . The Tony Award-winning lyricist and writer, best known for the Broadway musical Annie , died after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday (July 3), his daughter Sasha confirmed on Facebook. “Our father passed away. Martin Charnin lived a very full life.

Soon after, Charnin began writing lyrics as part of the cabaret circuit, working with a number of prominent artists including impresario Julius Monk and composer Mary Rodgers. Other projects included Vernon Duke's musical Zenda, the Off-Broadway Ballad for a Firing Squad and the 1970 musical Two By Two, which he wrote lyrics for alongside Richard Rodgers and Peter Stone.

Annie creator Martin Charnin dies at 84© Bettmann Archive In the original 1977 Broadway run of 'Annie,' Annie was played by Andrea McArdle, 13, of Philadelphia. Reid Shelton played Oliver Warbucks.

At the same time, Charnin turned his sights to television where he won an Emmy for producing Annie, the Woman in the Life of a Man, which starred starred Anne Bancroft in 14 different musical sketches. He was nominated three more times, winning again in 1972 for S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin.

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Martin Charnin , the Tony-winning lyricist, writer and librettist best known for creating and directing the sensationally successful Broadway musical Annie , has died . He was 84 .

Charnin worked on a number of other Broadway productions including “Bar Mitzvah Boy,” “Remember Mama,” “The First,” “A Little Family Business,” “Cafe Crown,” “Sid Caesar & Company” and “The Flowering Peach.”.

In 1977, Annie opened on Broadway after Charnin optioned the Depression-era comic Little Orphan Annie from the Tribune Company. The musical scored 10 Tony nominations and won seven, including one for best musical. Charnin went on to work on a number of Broadway productions including Bar Mitzvah Boy,Remember Mama,The First, "A Little Family Business, Cafe Crown, Sid Caesar & Company and The Flowering Peach.

He is survived by his wife, all of his children and his three grandchildren.

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Annie creator Martin Charnin dies at 84

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