Roger Edens Overview:

Producer, Roger Edens, was born on Nov 9, 1905 in Hillsboro, TX. Edens died at the age of 64 on Jul 13, 1970 in Los Angeles, CA .

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Roger Edens was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning two for Best Music - Scoring for Easter Parade and Annie Get Your Gun in 1948 and 1950 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1939Best Music - ScoringBabes in Arms (1939)N/ANominated
1948Best Music - ScoringEaster Parade (1948)N/AWon
1950Best Music - ScoringAnnie Get Your Gun (1950)N/AWon
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Roger Edens Facts
He and Kay Thompson shared the same birthday (November 9th). From 1942 thru 1957) they gave joint birthday parties during which each presented a surprise production number using special material which featured their friends (Judy Garland, Ann Sothern, Chuck Walters, Ralph Blanel) each never told the other while rehearsing what the other was planning to present.

It was Edens who tested Shirley Temple's singing ability to see if she would really be the right choice to play Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz". When he decided that her singing was not good enough, Judy Garland became the preferred choice for Dorothy.

Was portrayed by John Benjamin Hickey in _Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) (TV)_.

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