Cinderella 64 years old

The classic fairy tale with a Rodgers and Hammerstein score and performed live on TV.

Julie Andrews was nominated for an Emmy for portraying the titular scullery maid who finds true love with a prince in this legendary adaptation of one of the most famous fairy tales of all time. A musical, made-for-television, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, it is the only of the legendary composing team's musicals created specifically for that medium. It was originally broadcast live on CBS on March 31, 1957, and was a phenomenal success, viewed by more than 107 million people. Though it originally aired in full color, only a black & white kinescope of the production has survived.

Credits

Cinderella Cast

Name Character
Julie Andrews She was 21, now 86 years old as Cinderella
Alice Ghostley She was 33, 84 years old when she died as Stepsister Joy
Kaye Ballard She was 31, 93 years old when she died as Stepsister Portia
Howard Lindsay He was 68, 78 years old when he died as King
Howard Lindsay He was 68, 78 years old when he died as The Queen
Jon Cypher He was 25, now 90 years old as Prince Christopher
Edie Adams She was 29, 81 years old when she died as Fairy Godmother
Ilka Chase She was 56, 77 years old when she died as The Stepmother
David F. Perkins as The Court Tailor

Cinderella Crew

Name Department
Alfredo Antonini as Music. He was 55 (82) years old when He died Sound
Ralph Nelson as Director. He was 40 (71) years old when He died Directing
Oscar Hammerstein II as Writer. He was 61 (65) years old when He died Writing
Richard Rodgers as Musical. He was 54 (77) years old when He died Writing
Jonathan Lucas as Choreographer. Crew
Richard Lewine as Producer. He was 46 (94) years old when He died Production
William Eckart as Production Design. He was 36 (79) years old when He died Art
Jean Eckart as Production Design. She was 35 (72) years old when She died Art
Jean Eckart as Costume Design. She was 35 (72) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
Robert Russell Bennett as Music. He was 62 (87) years old when He died Sound
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Cinderella (64 years)

The classic fairy tale with a Rodgers and Hammerstein score and performed live on TV.

  • Release day: Sunday, March 31, 1957
  • Runtime: 77 minutes