The greatest show on earth for a theatrical producer was not under the big tops around the country - canvas eventually replaced with concrete structures for all-year-round use - but Broadway, where Gross/[Lee Guber] built an enviable track record. Carol Channing knew a girl's best friend was diamonds, but she also found a gem of a producer in the two men for her role in "Lorelei." And YuI Brynner took his kingly stance in a revival of "The King and I" under the aegis of Guber and Gross and... etc., etc.Of course, the world could have had another attorney, but when Gross left Harvard Law School after a short stint - followed by a longer engagement as an officer in the South Pacific with the Navy - he turned his attention to broadcast journalism. He carried his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University to a job interview - and a job - at WFPG in Atlantic City, N.J., before parlaying his popularity into a broadcast gig at WFIL in hometown Philadelphia.
Shelly Gross, Music Fairs Entrepreneur Michael Elkin Jewish Exponent; Jun 25, 2009; 226, 14; Docstoc pg. 34 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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