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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill, 1946

Kurt Weill was born on this day, March 2, in 1900 (d. 1950). The German-born American composer was active from the 1920s in his native country, and in his later years in the United States. He was a leading composer for the stage who was best known for his collaborations with Bertolt Brecht with whom he developed productions such as his best-known work, The Threepenny Opera, which included the ballad “Mack the Knife.”

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