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Vinton Freedley was an American producer of Broadway musicals and born, reputedly with a silver spoon in his mouth, in Philadelphia. After meeting Alex Aarons at the start of his career as a comedy performer, together they went on to produce eleven Broadway musicals. These included notably Lady Be Good (1924) and Funny Face (1927). The disastrous flop of Pardon My English in 1933 resulting in Aaron's premature retirement and Freedley's decamping to a yacht. He achieved a comeback with Anything Goes (1934) and then went on to produce seven Broadway musicals. A philanthropist, Freedley was a president of The Actor's Fund of America and the Episcopal Actor's Guild. Of ragtime interest, he composed a one-off rag, The Madagascar Mangle (1912) when aged 21. He died in New York.