Died March 5, 1934, Tacoma, Wash. As he became more interested in directing, he withdrew from producing altogether. Tony Lewis, best known as a member of the Outfield who had the hit single "Your Love," has died. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. "I've had theater ambitions all of my life," he said in his memoir. Prince's publicist Rick Miramontez said Prince died Wednesday after a brief illness in Reykjavik, Iceland. Due to variances in the way the death index was created, some records may have incomplete (partial) Date of Death information. You inspired. Barbara Cook in her memoir "Then & Now" wrote: "I admire him greatly, but he also did not always make things easy, for one basic reason: he wants to direct every detail of your performance down to the way you crook your pinky finger.". "I've had a unique life in the theater, uniquely lucky," Prince said in his midlife autobiography, "Contradictions: Notes on Twenty-Six Years in the Theatre," which was published in 1974. Here, you can utilize the advantage of multiple databases from both public and private sources, enjoying instant results on your computer screen in the comfort of your own home. In 1957, Prince did "West Side Story," a modern-day version of "Romeo and Juliet" told against the backdrop of New York gang warfare. The following year, he started producing with Griffith. They followed in 1955 with another musical smash, "Damn Yankees," featuring Gwen Verdon as the seductive Lola. During his more than 50-year career, Prince received a record 21 Tony Awards, including two special Tonys - one in 1972 when "Fiddler" became … Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. © 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. In addition to details about the death, they can contain birth information, family origins, cause of death, and more. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. 'She has this strength that I wouldn't be able to live without. "As per his wishes, there will be no funeral but there will be a celebration of his life this fall with the people he loved most, the members of the theatrical community that he was a part of for seven decades," Miramontez said. "Your Love" continued to be their biggest hit to this day. Speaking in an interview with The Independent in 2015, Pierce said: 'I love her vitality, her passion. After a stint in the Army during the Korean War (he kept his dog-tags on his office desk), he returned to Broadway, serving as stage manager on Abbott's 1953 production of "Wonderful Town," starring Rosalind Russell. Portrait of the band The Outfield, left to right, Tony Lewis, Alan Jackman and John Spinks. Pierce also wished happy birthday to his granddaughter Marley May, who turned five this month. A musical about Prince called "Prince of Broadway" opened in Japan in 2015 featuring songs from many of the shows that made him famous. TMZ reported that the British musician died near his hometown of London on Tuesday but no cause of death has been provided yet. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Yet there were creative misfires, too. They also had a son, Sean, 36, who now has a young daughter, Marley May - whose middle name is Cassandra in tribute to her late grandmother - with his film producer wife Sanja Banic. "Company" was followed in quick succession by "Follies" (1971), which Prince co-directed with Michael Bennett; "A Little Night Music" (1973); "Pacific Overtures" (1976); and "Sweeney Todd" (1979). Along the way, he helped create some of Broadway's most enduring musical hits, first as a producer of such shows as "The Pajama Game," ''Damn Yankees," ''West Side Story," ''A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Fiddler on the Roof." Prince worked for the expansive Canadian impresario Garth Drabinsky, overseeing productions of the Tony-winning "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1993), a lavish remounting of "Show Boat" (1994) and a short-lived revival of "Candide" (1997). Poignant: Pierce Brosnan marked the seventh anniversary of his daughter Charlotte's death with a touching post on Instagram on Sunday. Prince also worked as an opera director, with productions at the Metropolitan Opera House, the Chicago Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera and more. Charlotte was survived by her husband Alex and children Isabella and Lucas. Charlotte passed away at the age of just 42 on June 28, 2013 after a battle with ovarian cancer, the same disease that claimed the life of her mother Cassandra Harris - Pierce's first wife - in 1991 when she was 43. You will ALWAYS inspire. Prince was 91. Could heated talk over the dinner table become a HATE CRIME? All rights reserved. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Prince was known for his fluid, cinematic director's touch and was unpredictable and uncompromising in his choice of stage material. Should you take a voucher? Legal Statement. "I don't do a lot of analyzing of why I do something," Prince once told The Associated Press. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. The musical was "A Family Affair," a little-remembered show about the travails of a Jewish wedding. Born in New York on Jan. 30, 1928, Prince was the son of affluent parents, for whom Saturday matinees in the theater with their children were a regular occurrence. About VitalRecordsFinder.com. The fact that some of my shows have done so well is sheer luck.". "I used producing to become what I wanted to be, a director. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Piers Morgan reveals he was... Presidential race on a knife-edge as Joe Biden struggles to make early breakthroughs in target states of... 'This is my son, Beau, who a lot of you helped elect to the Senate': Joe confuses his two granddaughters and... Have the pollsters got it wrong AGAIN?