Cy Feuer (January 15, 1911 – May 17, 2006) was an American producer, director, composer, and musician.
Born Seymour Arnold Feuer in Brooklyn, New York, he studied at the Juilliard School before joining the orchestras at Radio City Music Hall and the Roxy Theater as a trumpeter. In 1938, he headed to Hollywood, where he found employment at Republic Pictures, serving as musical director and/or composer of more than 125 mostly B-movies for the next decade, save for a three-year interruption to serve in the military during World War II.
Feuer's first stage production was the 1949 Frank Loesser adaption of Charley's Aunt entitled Where's Charley?; his last, thirty years later, was the ill-fated I Remember Mama. Between the two, he mounted some of the most notable titles in the Broadway musical canon.
Feuer's greatest career success was the 1972 film version of Cabaret, which won eight Academy Awards and earned him a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. He also was responsible for the 1985 screen adaptation of A Chorus Line, which proved to be one of his biggest flops.
He died of bladder cancer in New York City.
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