Sir Noël Peirce Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise".
Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Coward attended a dance academy in London as a child, making his professional stage ... more »
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''Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.''Noël Coward (1899-1973), British actor, playwright, composer. Amanda, in Private Lives, act 1 (1930), published in Play Parade (1931). In the 1930...
When Mabelle Webb died, Clifton began the mourning that lasted until his own death. Noel Coward noted in a letter, . . . "Poor Clifton . . . is still, after two months, wailing and sobbing over Mabell...Noël Coward (1899-1973), British playwright and actor. As quoted in The Mother Book, "Sing Out Louise" by Liz Smith (1978).
''Things that we doNoël Coward (1899-1973), British playwright, actor, composer. Bright Young People, Collected Sketches and Lyrics (1931).
'Neath the Red, White and Blue,
Though they can't be called happy or glorious,
Certainly keep us notorious.''
We give lovely parties that last through the night,Noël Coward (1899-1973), British playwright, actor, composer. Bright Young People, Collected Sketches and Lyrics (1931).
I dress as a woman and scream with delight,
We wake up at lunch time and find we're still tight.
What could be duller than that...