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December 26, 1986 - Image 64

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-12-26

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64 Friday, December 26, 1986 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Composer/entertainer Anthony Newley is at a crossroads.

MICHAEL ELKIN

Special to The Jewish News

H

e can take a sunrise,
sprinkle it with dew
and cover it in choco-
late, but Anthony Newley
can't powder his past with
sugar or sweeten the bitter
childhood he endured with a
pastry or two.
Newley, the "Candy Man"
composer, has learned to lick
the past despite some
memories that still linger.
"No doubt we are what we
write," says Newley, whose
best works, "What Kind of
Fool Am I?" and "Who Can I
Turn To?" — are infused with
a sense of melancholy.
It was a harsh upbringing
that he had to overcome,
Newley admits, although
poverty was the least of the
problems. "Poverty is a
shortcoming, which can be
overcome," he says. "But lack
of love and devotion is crippl-
ing."
There were few crutches to
lean on, he remembers.
Raised alone by his mother
— it was not until recently
that Newley met his father
— Newley recalls struggling
to survive the grim realities
of World War II London.
"Like many children of my
generation, there wasn't a
happy home life," he says. It
was a scarring experience,
one in which "I yearned for a
complete family."
Over the years, he has
found the compassion and
love he so eagerly sought ear-
lier from adoring fans and
audiences. They have
applauded his acting efforts
in such movies as Dr. Doolit-
tle and Sweet November and

such television programs as
Fame and Simon and Simon
as well as telemovies and
concert appearances.
"As I get older," Newley,
55, says, "I understand a lit-
tle bit more about my past."
He doesn't rail against his
mother; rather, he tries to be
compassionate himself.
"I understand that just as I
was robbed of my childhood,
she had been robbed of hers,"
says Newley. "It was rather
like child cruelty, a passing
off of genetic pain." After all,
he says, "love is a taught ex-
perience."
When it came to learning
about his own heritage —
Newley's mother was Jewish
— he admits that a course in
survival was paramount on
his mind as a youngster.
Only in his later years, he
says, "have I since learned a
great deal about Judaism."
In fact, he says proudly, "1
attribute most of my talent to
my Jewish blood." He feels a
special kinship to Jewish
audiences, a special warmth,
which, he adds, is reciprocal.
"They feel in me a quality
they enjoy," he says.
That quality is ... quality.
Newley prides himself on
preparation; his work shows
rehearsal and an eye toward
perfectionism.
The current production of
Stop the World is no excep-
tion. Re-staging the musical
for its silver anniversary,
Newley was proud of how
modern times have not tar-
nished its appeal, of how his
Stop the World, hasn't stop-
ped appealing to audiences.
"It also reminded me of
how much a part of one's life
this little play had been," he
says. "'What Kind of Fool

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