The Six Degrees of Sondheim

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AmyG

Salvador Dalí appeared in and cowrote the film Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) by Luis Buñuel.
Sondheim is currently working on a musical based on two films by Luis Buñuel.

Kim Kardashian




KathyB

Kim Kardashian has a kid named North West.
James Mason was in North by Northwest
James Mason was also in Heaven Can Wait with Warren Beatty
...who starred in Dick Tracy


Babe Ruth

Leighton

This might be tenuous ... feel free to refuse it (or tell me if you had a better link!)!

Babe Ruth was a baseball player ...
There's a song about baseball in Ragtime ...
Ragtime starred Marin Mazzie ...
Marin Mazzie was in Passion


Mary Berry
Self indulgence is better than no indulgence!

MartinG

Quote from: Leighton on Jul 22, 2017, 02:39 amThis might be tenuous ... feel free to refuse it (or tell me if you had a better link!)!

Babe Ruth was a baseball player ...
There's a song about baseball in Ragtime ...
Ragtime starred Marin Mazzie ...
Marin Mazzie was in Passion


Mary Berry

Well it seems a mite fragile (heh heh!), so I was going to say -

Babe Ruth was played in The Babe by...
John Goodman, who appeared at Studio 54 in Waiting For Godot with...
Nathan Lane who has appeared in Forum, Frogs, et al.

I'm quite intrigued by the potential Mary Berry connection though, so happy to stick with that :) OK by you @Chris L?
Morals tomorrow

Leighton

(I have been naughty and not actually worked out if there is a connection in six, but quite excited to see how it gets there ;) )

Mary Berry
Self indulgence is better than no indulgence!

Chris L

Yes, I think we're officially on Mary Berry.
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

Chris L

Quote from: Leighton on Jul 22, 2017, 01:11 pm(I have been naughty and not actually worked out if there is a connection in six, but quite excited to see how it gets there ;) )

Mary Berry

Unlike the lyrics chain, you don't have to know if there's a connection, because there's always going to be one. Trust me. ;)
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

MartinG

Quote from: Leighton on Jul 22, 2017, 01:11 pm(I have been naughty and not actually worked out if there is a connection in six, but quite excited to see how it gets there ;) )

Mary Berry

Ooh, mochyn budr! 😃😆
OK, Mary Berry appeared on Bake-Off with...
Mel Giedroyc, who played Frau Schmidt in the live broadcast of The Sound of Music with...
Maria Friedman whose many Sondheim involvement include the West End Passion.
King Zog of Albania  ;)
Morals tomorrow

Chris L

Okay, this one took some research, but:

King Zog of Albania died in exile in Suresnes, France, in 1961.
Suresnes is the birthplace of singer Catherine Ringer.
Ringer's 2011 album Ring'n'Roll contains a song called "Mahler."
Mahler gets a shout-out in "The Ladies Who Lunch" from Sondheim's Company.

Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

AmyG

Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon had a big hit with "Palisades Park".
"Palisades Park" was written by Chuck Barris.
Chuck Barris hosted the Gong Show.
Carol Burnett's recurring character Eunice Higgins went on the Gong Show in a sketch and got gonged.
Carol Burnett of course has numerous Sondheim including playing Carlotta Campion in the 1985 concert performance of Follies.

Eminem

MartinG

Eminem starred in 8 Mile with...
Kim Basinger who was in Batman directed by...
Tim Burton who also directed Sweeney Todd.


Groucho Marx
Morals tomorrow

Leighton

Did you call me a dirty pig?! ;)

Groucho Marx's daughter is Melinda Marx
Melinda Marx was in the film version of Bye Bye Birdie with Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke starred alongside Chita Rivera in the original Broadway cast of Bye Bye Birdie
Chita Rivera was in the original cats of West Side Story


Sharon Osbourne
Self indulgence is better than no indulgence!

MartinG

Quote from: Leighton on Jul 26, 2017, 03:17 pmDid you call me a dirty pig?! ;)

Sharon Osbourne
Affectionately, wrth gwrs!  :D :-*

Sharon Osborne's daughter...
Kelly Osbourne was on Dancing With The Stars competing with...
Aaron Carter who appeared off-Broadway in...
The Fantasticks, in the 1964 US national tour of which appeared...
Liza Minelli, who recorded Losing My Mind.


@Leighton see if you can pip me to 100 posts...


Bradley Wiggins
Morals tomorrow

Vera Charles

Bradley Wiggans was born on 28 April, as was Harper Lee.
Harper Lee's childhood friend was Truman Capote
Infamous (film about Truman Capote) featured Juliet Stevenson (as Diana Vreeland)
Juliet Stevenson played Arkadina in The Seagull at the National in the 1990s - a role played there a decade earlier by Judi Dench
Judi Dench played Desiree in the NT production of A Little Night Music.


E.F. Benson

MartinG

E.F. Benson's Mapp and Lucia was adapted for BBC Radio 4 by..
Ned Sherrin, who not only produced and directed SBSBS, but was also a patron of the Stephen Sondheim Society of Singapore.


Mother Theresa of Calcutta
Morals tomorrow