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Composer’s hit musical spells success ‘B-E-E’

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/composers_hit_musical_spells_success_bee_20070525

William Finn, composer, lyricist and creator of the hit musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," says his own surname is the result of a misspelling. "When my great-uncle came from Russia, he kept saying he was looking for someone named Fein, so the genius at Ellis Island gave him the name Finn," he breezily explains from his Manhattan apartment.

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