Albert Hague, who came from a Jewish family, fled to Rome with his family in 1937; In 1939 they came to the United States. Here he completed a music degree at the University of Cincinnati and worked as a bar pianist. During World War II he played in the Special Service Band , a military band in the United States Army . From 1948 he appeared as a musical composer. His best-known works are the Broadway plays Plain and Fancy (1955), Redhead (1959), Cafe Crown (1964) and The Fig Leaves Are Falling (1969).
From 1980 he was also known as a film actor. In Fame and the series that followed, he played music teacher Benjamin Shorofsky .
- 1980: Fame - The Road to Fame ( Fame )
- 1982–1987: Fame ( Fame , TV series, 131 episodes)
- 1996: Space Jam
- 1999: By Your Side ( The Story of Us )
- Albert Hague, 81, a Composer and Actor , nytimes.com, November 15, 2001, accessed April 27, 2019
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German-American musical composer and actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 13, 1920|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Berlin , Germany|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 12, 2001|
|Place of death||Marina del Rey , California , United States|