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In this 1944 “Sing with the Stars” film for World War II servicemen, Broadway belter Ethel Merman wonders “Why Do They Call a Private a Private?” as written by Frank Loesser and Peter Lind Hayes.

  • 1944
  • PBS Episode(s): 2
  • Performance: “Why Do They Call a Private a Private?” performed by Ethel Merman, music and lyric by Frank Loesser and Peter Lind Hayes.
  • Performance Type: Movie
  • Performance Venue: Sing wth the Stars