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Charles Strouse's Big Scores, From 'Annie' To 'Birdie'

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Charles Strouse's Big Scores, From 'Annie' To 'Birdie'

Performing Arts

Charles Strouse's Big Scores, From 'Annie' To 'Birdie'

Charles Strouse's Big Scores, From 'Annie' To 'Birdie'

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Charles Strouse, shown here circa 1980, is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Lucian Perkins/AP hide caption

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Charles Strouse, shown here circa 1980, is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Tony Award-winning composer Charles Strouse created the music and lyrics for more than a dozen stage hits, including Annie, Applause and Bye Bye Birdie. He also composed the film score for Bonnie and Clyde and the theme song for All in the Family.

This interview was originally broadcast on Jan. 3, 1994.