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What is it like to keep Lauren Bacall on key when rehearsing for a Broadway show? Or to comfort Rita Hayworth, who easily stays on key but can’t remember the lyrics?

Just ask Mel Marvin.

The internationally known composer and librettist and a 1962 graduate of the College of Charleston spent many months as the rehearsal pianist for the Broadway hit musical “Applause” in the late 1960s when he was assigned to coach both actresses at different times.


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