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Marilyn Monroe’s mislaid liaison was a fine musician and composer

Hal Schaefer was the vocal coach whom Joe diMaggio suspected of romancing him wife. He was right. But a raid that he staged with Frank Sinatra went hilariously wrong, and Schefer lived to tell the tale – until last week, when he died. Read the whole story in the LA Times.

Here he is talking about Marilyn:

And here’s a video summary of his early work, as pianist and arranger:

 

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 Here’s a brief summary of his musical work.

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