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composer , playwright , Producer , screenwriter

Melvin Howard Freedman, American Playwright, composer, producer, screenwriter. Board of directors Navajo Health Authority, New York City, 1975. First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1942-1946, India and Italy. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (composer), Dramatists Guild (playwright/composer).

Background

Freedman, Melvin Howard was born on February 25, 1920 in Malden, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Adolph Aaron and Bess (Cohen) Freedman.

Education

Graduate cum laude, Harvard University, 1941.

Career

Copywriter, Grey Advertising, New York City, 1959-1963; advertising director, Simon & Schuster, New York City, 1963-1966; marketing director, Cadence Industries, West Caldwell, New Jersey, 1967-1970; with, Entrepreneurs Prodns. Company; New York City.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author (screenplays) Smiling on the Outside, 1992, The Music Nuts, 1992, Chasing Love Songs, 1994, Sohokum, 1998. (plays) Oh Soho, 1978, Giants, 1979, The Pig Farmer of Broadway, Sex in the 21st Century, The Firing Squad. (musicals) Reunion, 1978, Entrepreneurs, 1982.

      (books) How to Enjoy This Moment, 1967, We're Still Killing Indians: librettist operas including Wedding Night, 1983 (National Music Theater Network award). Librettist, composer (musical) Entrepreneurs, 1988 (SSDC Sponsor award). Commissioned author (with James Legg) Wife of Bath's Tale, 1984.

Membership

Board of directors Navajo Health Authority, New York City, 1975. First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1942-1946, India and Italy. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (composer), Dramatists Guild (playwright/composer).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: theater, song writing, painting, poetry.

Connections

Married Ruth Glassenberg (divorced 1965). Children: Niké Speltz, Charles Mark, Daniel Adolph. Married Johanna Bafaro.

father:
Adolph Aaron Freedman

mother:
Bess (Cohen) Freedman

spouses:
Johanna Bafaro.

Ruth Glassenberg

children:
Charles Mark Freedman

Daniel Adolph Freedman

Niké Speltz Freedman