Artist: Judy Garland & Gene KellyAuthor: Cole PorterLabel: MGMYear: 1948
In film The Pirate.
Donald O'Connor [as Make 'Em Laugh (Brown/Freed) in film Singin' In The Rain; also in film The Sunshine Boys ('75)]
Kevin Kline [in film De-Lovely where he's Cole Porter]
Hollywood needed a Be A Clown-alike song for Donald O'Connor and there was no time to waste. Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown came up with Make 'Em Laugh, which sounded like a blueprint. Cole Porter didn't object.
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