EDWARD ANSARA belongs to five performers’ unions and has performed in every medium except the ballet. A Juilliard Graduate, he started in radio at the age of 15. After three years he left radio to prepare for an operatic career. This was interrupted by World War II. He was inducted as a private and came out as a captain. Commissioned in the Infantry he ended up in Special Services in Cairo, Egypt. During the war, he wrote, produced, and appeared in many shows for the Army. Many years later he retired as a lieutenant colonel.
After Juilliard, he wrote, produced, directed and appeared in shows for conventions in Atlantic City. After stints with the Robert Shaw Chorale in Toscanini concerts, he toured in concert and recorded with The Revelers Quartet, appearing at the Palace in New York City, at the White House and 150 cities across the U.S. He has appeared in opera with secondary companies on both coasts: Chautauqua Opera Company, Town Hall--NYC, The Brooklyn Opera Company at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, West End Opera Company, Redlands Bowl, etc.
As an actor he has appeared on stage in New York and Hollywood and in several major movies such as Black Sunday and Fun With Dick and Jane, etc.--Television series: Hard Copy, General Hospital, The A-Team, etc. and in many commercials: AT&T, Sprite, Kenner Toys, Meineke Mufflers, A&W Root Beer, etc.
As a writer he already has his novel available through 1st Books Library and in bookstores: THE BLACKJACK CASANOVA. He has written two other books besides the aforementioned and this one: ESCAPE TO FREEDOM, several screenplays, and the book, music and lyrics to two musical comedies. Plus many songs and other smaller works in between.
He is also a commercial artist/letterer and was associated with the sign industry for about 50 years. He established, owned and operated SUPERIOR SIGN STUDIOS in Hollywood from 1969 to 1988 and most of his work was show business related: Motion Pictures and Commercials.