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"For the Boys" Film 1991

"For the Boys" Film 1991

Actor James Caan joined Bette Midler for the roles of USO entertainers Eddie Sparks and singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard, said to be based on the careers of Bob Hope and Martha Raye, for the 1991 feature film "For the Boys."

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OFFBEAT: 'Jersey Boy' headlining Sept. 5 St. Jude House benefit

OFFBEAT: 'Jersey Boy' headlining Sept. 5 St. Jude House benefit

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am
"For the Boys" starring Michele Ragusa at Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire

"For the Boys" starring Michele Ragusa at Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire

Broadway star Michele Ragusa stars in the role made famous by Bette Midler in the 1991 film "For the Boys" for the world premiere stage adaption of the same name playing until Oct. 16 at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire.

August 29, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre world premiere of 'For the Boys' classic

OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre world premiere of 'For the Boys' classic

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 29, 2011 12:00 am
"For the Boys" World Premiere

"For the Boys" World Premiere

"For the Boys" is the new stage adaption of the 1991 film that starred Bette Midler opening Friday, Aug. 26 at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ill.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am
Characters Edie Sparks and Dixie Leonard face off in "For the Boys"

Characters Edie Sparks and Dixie Leonard face off in "For the Boys"

Broadway veterans Timothy Gulan and Michele Ragusa play USO entertainers Dixie Leonard and Eddie Sparks in "For the Boys" opening Friday at Marriott Theater in Lincolnshire, Ill.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am
Michele Ragusa and Tim Gulan star in the stage premiere of 'For the Boys'

Michele Ragusa and Tim Gulan star in the stage premiere of 'For the Boys'

Broadway veterans Michele Ragusa and Timothy Gulan star in this week's opening of "For the Boys" as Dixie Leonard and Eddie Sparks, the USO entertainers portrayed by Bette Midler and James Caan in the 1991 film of the same name.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am
Ryan Nelson and Aaron Thielen of Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre

Ryan Nelson and Aaron Thielen of Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre

Musical director Ryan Nelson and artistic director Aaron Thielen (seated) teamed together for the stage adaptation of the 1991 film "For the Boys," which runs through Oct. 16 at Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am
Military musical without Midler: Stage treatment of 'For the Boys' gets Chicagoland world premiere

Military musical without Midler: Stage treatment of 'For the Boys' gets Chicagoland world premiere

Ed Traher of Dyer never saw Bob Hope perform any of his legendary USO shows entertaining U.S. Troops.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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